The China National Aeronautics and Space Administration reports that it will conduct an exercise to slow down the probe sent to the red planet around February 10 so that it can be inserted into its orbit, and then sent in May. Wanderer To its surface.
On Tuesday, February 9, the investigation is scheduled for hope The United Arab Emirates enters Mars orbit, next week on the 18th, perseverance NASA will land on its surface.
In between, the Chinese people’s exploration Tianwen-1 He will also reach the red planet, and he has sent a red planet. The first photo, currently in black and white, One of the cameras captured about 2.2 million kilometers from the target.
The Astronomy One mission, the text written by the poet Qu Yuan (approximately 340 to 278 BC) means “questions about heaven”, and the mission will be inserted into the orbit of Mars.”Around February 10“Once the necessary corrections and slowing down, National Space Administration (ANEC or CNSA in English) in the statement.
Since the take-off of a Long March 5 rocket carried in Wenchang Space Center (China) on July 23, 2020, Five tons, Has traveled more than 465 million kilometers. The orbital insertion to be carried out this week is a key strategy for continuing the mission.
Landing Wanderer in May
In addition to maintaining Orbiter Around Mars, the ultimate goal is to launch in May next year”Lander“From this in turn, Wanderer explore Utopia Planitia.
It is a large plain in the northern hemisphere, under which there are a large number of frozen water, This is a resource of scientific and strategic significance for future manned missions.
After Astro One enters Mars orbit, it will spend three months using high-resolution cameras to investigate possible landing sites and prepare for risky operations.
If the “landing” is successful, the rover will descend-similar to another on the moon-at least to run Martian 90 days (About three months on Earth).
The delegation will jointly study scientific content, such as the geological structure of Mars, the distribution of ice and water on its surface, the ionosphere and the climate of the red planet, without forgetting the technological leaps and leaps that China will make in exploring the deep sea. Space compared to the U.S.