The Chinese Mars probe has been flying for more than five months and will enter Mars orbit in a month.
China's Mars probe tianwen-1 is the first autonomous Mars exploration mission of China, which is jointly developed by China Academy of space technology of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.
On July 23, 2020, the space launch vehicle was scheduled to launch from China's Wenchang space station. Tianwen-1 is scheduled to arrive on Mars in February 2021 for Mars capture. In May 2021, the Chinese Mars probe will separate the lander from the orbiter, soft land on the surface of Mars, and the rover will leave the landing platform to carry out inspection and exploration. It will carry out scientific exploration on the surface morphology, soil characteristics, material composition, water ice, atmosphere, ionosphere and magnetic field of Mars, realizing China's technological leap in the field of deep space exploration. Deep space exploration will promote the all-round development of space science, space technology and space applications. China's Mars probe will make greater contributions to serving the overall development of the country and enhancing human well-being.
gmtlight according to Xinhua news agency, it was learned from the National Space Administration that as of 6:00 on January 3, the "tianwen-1" probe had been in orbit for 163 days, with a flight mileage of more than 400 million kilometers, about 130 million kilometers from the earth and 8.3 million kilometers from Mars. The attitude of the probe is stable. According to the plan, it will implement the near fire braking in more than one month, enter the annular fire orbit, and prepare to land on Mars.
The tianwen-1 mission is the first step for China to independently carry out interplanetary exploration. It will "orbit, land and patrol" Mars through a single launch, that is, to orbit, land and patrol Mars. The total weight of tianwen-1 is about 5 tons. It is composed of a orbiter and a landing Rover. The landing Rover mainly includes an entry module and a Mars rover. At present, the orbiter has completed the third on orbit self-test, and each system works normally.