Agence France-PresseMay 25, 2021 10:24:28 IST
According to the Xinhua News Agency, China’s Mars rover has moved from the landing platform, began exploring the surface of the earth on Saturday, and is the second country to land on the red planet and operate the rover. The launch of the Tianwen-1 Mars spacecraft with the Zhurong Rover in July last year marked a major milestone in China’s space program. Tianwen-1 landed on the vast northern lava plain known as the Utopia Planitia a week ago and beamed back the first photo of the surface a few days later.
The Mars rover and rover are expected to spend about three months taking photographs, collecting geographic data, and collecting and analyzing rock samples.
The six-wheeled, solar-powered, 240-kilogram (530-pound) blessing is named after the Chinese mythological god of fire.
China has now sent astronauts into space, loaded a spacecraft on the Moon, and landed a rover on Mars. This is the most prestigious award in the competition for control of the universe.
The United States and Russia are the only other countries that have reached Mars, only the former manipulating the rover on the surface.
Several US, Russian, and European attempts to land Rover on Mars have failed in the past, but most recently in 2016 there was a crash landing of the Russian-European joint spacecraft Scaparelli.
A recent successful arrival came in February when the US space agency NASA landed its rover Perseverance. And it has been investigating the planet ever since.
Rover in the United States has launched a small robot helicopter on Mars. This was the first powered flight on another planet.
China has come a long way to catch up with the United States and Russia, where astronauts and astronauts have decades of experience in space exploration.
Last month, he successfully launched the first module of the new space station, hoping to have a crew by 2022 and eventually send humanity to the moon.
Last week, part of China’s Long March 5B rocket collapsed over the Indian Ocean and returned to Earth with an uncontrollable landing.
It has garnered criticism from the United States and other countries for violations of etiquette governing the return of space debris to Earth, and authorities said the wreckage could endanger life and property.
China’s Zhurong Rover Begins 90-Day Exploration of Utopia Planitia on Mars Technology News, Firstpost
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