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China was able to land a robot on Mars, becoming the third country to set foot on red soil

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China was able to land successfully on the surface Tuesday His little remote-guided robot “Surong”, it’s a Unprecedented fact According to the National Space Administration of China, for the Asian country.

As planned, the rolling probe will continue in the descent module for diagnostic testing before descending the ramp. Explore the snow-covered area Mars is known as Utopia Planetia.

Landing on the Red Planet is particularly difficult, and many European, Soviet, and North American missions have failed in the past. The Chinese inquiry thus joins Perseverance, The American who arrived on the red planet in February.

HD image of Mars captured by China’s Tianwen 1 mission.

Part of the Tianwen-1 spacecraft is a robot called “Surong”, which includes an orbiter, lander and rover. It was launched on July 23, 2020 from the Wenchang Spaceship Launch Site.

It was China’s first step in the solar system’s planetary exploration, with the goal of completing its orbit, landing and exploration on Mars.

The spacecraft entered orbit around Mars in February after about a journey Seven months in space, And spent more than two months investigating landing sites.

Weighing over 200 kg, the “Surong” is equipped with four solar panels for its power supply and is intended to operate. Three months.

Cameras, radar and laser are also installed here. This allows us to study the environment and analyze the structure of the rocks on Mars.

The name “Surong” was chosen after an online survey, referring to the god of fire in Chinese mythology. A symbol that justifies the Chinese name Mars: “Huxing”, literally “desire for fire”.

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China’s space race

China has invested billions of dollars in its space exploration program, following in the footsteps of the United States, Russia and Europe.

In this way, space became the latest scene of the confrontation between China and the United States.

Along with Russia, China announced construction plans in March Lunar station Separated.

The Long March-5BY2 rocket launched by China went out of control and orbited the planet.  Reuters photo

The Long March-5BY2 rocket launched by China went out of control and orbited the planet. Reuters photo

Designed for the lunar surface or orbit, the facility is equipped for experimental research and will be China’s largest space cooperation project to date.

The final launch caused a strong world controversy. Remnants of the Long March-5BY2 rocket Out of control Specialists have been in the air for several days without being able to determine where it will fall.

Finally, the remains They crumbled Sunday morning over the northern Indian Ocean off the Maldives.

With information from agencies

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