China may soon become just the third country that can safely touch the Martian surface.
On Friday, the China National Space Administration will attempt to land the rover.; have to endure with a Mars exploration robot, according to Chinese space observers. On the red planet met the so-called The “seven minutes of terror”
Ambitious Tianwen-1 mission to MarsAnd there are three spacecraft: the orbiter, which now orbits Mars, the lander and the rover. This is China’s first mission to Mars, and landings on Earth are tough tasks – only half of all trips to Earth have proven to be successful, and none of NASA’s side entities have landed on it. Textures since 1973
China is relatively quiet about when we can expect entry, exit, takeoff and landings to begin. But reports say it will take place at 4:11 p.m. PT (11:11 p.m. Armor, but will drop off the previous spacecraft and begin heading towards the surface.
When it hits Mars’ atmosphere, a seven-minute (approximate) fear will begin. The lander-rover duo slam into a serene atmosphere and tucked away in the heat shield. As the spacecraft penetrates the shield, the heat is released and a parachute is installed to slow the vehicle down.
Zhurong’s landing will look a little different.NASA’s robots were carefully lowered to the surface through the agency’s tried-and-true “Sky Crane” method, which saw the rover gently touch the bed of an ancient Martian lake.
Zhurong’s lineage would feel like persistence. But a walking man will do all the work. Use the camera kit and lidar to navigate to the surface. If the touchdown is successful, it will use the ramp for Zhurong to roll out to Mars and begin the expedition mission.
The landing site is Utopia Planitia, the same area as Mars that NASA’s Viking 2 spacecraft touched in 1976..
China aims for Zhurong to spend 90 days (Tuesday) on the surface.
We’ll definitely need a live stream link if it’s available – but if Chang’e’s mission to the nation’s moon is something to go on, I wouldn’t expect to see too much until it’s confirmed. Landing For those who want the latest information, I recommend following journalist Andrew Jones and astronomy geek @Cosmic_Penguin.
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