A Chinese Tianwen-1 spacecraft has reached Mars planet, making China just the 2nd nation after America to send a space rover to the land of Mars. CNSA rover from the spacecraft, which has been in orbit since Feb month, landed on Utopia Planitia, an enormous plain on the northern side of the equator of Mars on 15th May at around morning. The lander was conveying the Zhurong rover, named after God of Fire in ancient Chinese mythology, which will analyze the Mar’s land close to the landing site.
The Zhurong rover landed on Utopia Planitia and a similar location where America’s Viking 2 lander reached in 1976. In the wake of the landing of the Zhurong rover, the lander will spread out an incline and launch the rover, a 6 wheeler solar-powered rover. The rover conveys a set-up of locally available instruments inside the rover, including 2 high-definition cameras, a Mars Radar, a Mars Magnetometer, and a Mars Environmental Monitoring.
Tianwen-1 is the name of the all Mars mission, named after the long poem “Tianwen,” which signifies – Questions to Heaven. It denotes the most recent in a fast progression of advances in the space program for China. The nation turned into the 1st country in history to land and operate a rover on the most distant side of the Moon 2 yrs ago.
It likewise finished a short lunar example mission in Dec month a year ago, dispatching a rover to the Moon’s surface and quickly returning it back to Earth with a store of Moon rocks for assessment. While slacking National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s arrivals by over 40 yrs, China’s Mars achievement shows the nation’s space engineers are very much capable.
American planetary geologist and Senior Editor of The Planetary Society Emily Stewart Lakdawalla stated that “It is the most troublesome spot in the close solar system to land, about the NASA rover that arrived 9 years ago. China’s achievement on its 1st chance reveals to you that they are perhaps the most proficient space organizations”.
Tianwen-1 is China’s first interplanetary space mission program; as of not long ago, the Tianwen-1 has not wandered past in the moon, where the country has effectively landed 2 rovers as a component of its Chinese Lunar Exploration Program, which most as of late brought moon rocks to Earth in Dec month. The country is likewise intending to dispatch an aspiring Mars sample-return mission in 2028, similar to a joint U.S space agency and European Space Agency sample-return space mission planned to dispatch the same year.