The success of the recent lunar missions pushed the leadership of China to new heights – the development of Mars. Next year China is going to send to the Red planet and research a landing probe. This was stated at the opening of the people’s political consultative conference, the country’s General designer of the national lunar program From Waigani. The video with the scientist’s speech published channel CCTV+.
In Mars orbit, the unit should be out in early 2021. The goal of the program will be is to study the Geology and atmosphere of the planet.
“Over the past 60 years we have achieved many technological breakthroughs, but we are still far from the leading space powers,” — reports the words of Vagina, delivered at the opening of the people’s political consultative Council of the country, CNN.
“Next year we will launch research the Martian probe, which will make a flyby, landing and probing of this planet.”
Weigang also added that during lunar mission “Chang’e-5”, which will begin at the end of the current year, the planned use of the device for delivery of lunar soil samples to Earth.
“If that happens, China will become the third country after the United States and Russia, to successfully carry out this step,” — said General designer.
In the pursuit of Mars
Recent years, China has really intensified in the research and development of deep space. In 2013, China national space administration (CNSA) successfully landed on the surface of the satellite, the lunar Rover “WiTu-1”. 6 years later, the crater is the background of the Pocket near the moon’s South pole, landed the lander with the Rover “WiTu-2”, becoming the first spacecraft landing on the opposite side of the satellite. At the end of this year China plans to send a third Rover. However, the key aim of the programme is to reach Mars.
Today, in the orbit of Mars and its surface has six spacecraft “Mars Odyssey”, “the Martian spy satellite” MAVEN space Agency NASA, India’s “Mangalyan”, but also the European Mars Express and developed during the European-Russian coöperation Orbiter Trace Gas Orbiter. Down on the surface of the red planet scientific evidence it collects only functioning at the moment, the Rover “Curiosity” by NASA. Until recently, the same task was done by the Mars Rovers Spirit and opportunity. The first vanished in the Martian Sands in 2010, the last after almost 15 years of successful work, finally broke down last year.