China’s Tianwen-1 spacecraft completes landing in the history of Mars | Weather News
A solar-powered rover, called Zhurong, is now exploring the area before leaving the platform to explore.
An unnamed Chinese spacecraft landed on Mars on Saturday, Xinhua state media said, making China the second most populous country after the United States landed on the Red Planet.
The Tianwen-1 spacecraft landed somewhere in the vast Utopia Planitia, “leaving Chinese remains on Mars for the first time,” Xinhua said.
Construction left the area around 17:00 GMT on Friday (1am Beijing time Saturday).
The ascent was separated by an orbiter three hours later and entered the Martian spacecraft, China China News reported.
He also said that the plane had a “nine minutes of panic” as the section went down and then descended slowly.
The solar-powered rover, called Zhurong, is now exploring the destination before leaving the platform to see it. Named the Chinese fire god of fire, Zhurong has six scientific weapons in addition to a high-resolution camera.
The tester will read about the earth and the air of the earth. Zhurong also explores signs of past life, including water and any glaciers, using ground radar.
Tianwen-1, or “Heavenly Questions”, referred to by a Chinese poem written two thousand years ago, is the first independent Chinese expedition to Mars. A study conducted by Russia in 2011 failed to abandon the global approach.
A five-ton spacecraft flew off the southern Chinese island of Hainan in July last year, launched by the powerful Long March 5 rocket.
After a six-month voyage, Tianwen-1 landed on Mars in February, where he has been circling ever since.
If Zhurong was properly deployed, China would be the first country to revolve around, deploying and releasing a rover in its first mission on Mars.
Tianwen-1 was one of three arrivals to land in Mars in February, when American pilot Perseverance successfully landed on February 18 in a massive crash called Jeero Crater, more than 2,000km from Utopia Planitia.
Hope – the third spacecraft that landed on Mars in February this year – was not designed to land. Launched by the United Arab Emirates, it is now circling the surface of Mars collecting climate data and its atmosphere.
The first successful landing was made by NASA Viking 1 in July 1976 and then by Viking 2 in September of that year. A Soviet-led Mars exploration of Mars arrived in December 1971, but the connection was missing a few minutes after landing.
China is pursuing an honorable program. It is testing re-passing vessels and is planning to set up a lunar navigation platform.
In a statement released on Saturday, Xinhua said China “does not want to compete for leadership in the air” but is committed to “revealing the secrets of the environment and helping people to use the land peacefully”.