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China’s Zhurong rover encounters complications on Earth on Mars

China’s Zhurong rover encounters complications on Earth on Mars


July 30, 2021 16:56 GMT

The space exploration vehicle has reached an area of ​​difficulty on Earth and the control from Earth will decide the future course through daily images taken by the rover.

China’s Zhurong rover has reached a rock-covered area, impacted by craters and sand dunes, after exploring two other sand dunes on its journey through the Red Planet, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA).

The ground control will complete the visual positioning and route planning according to the daily images on the ground taken by the rover, reach Xinhua. This data will allow the rover to safely pass obstacles. Also, during his trip, Zhurong will operate the underground radar, meteorological instrument and surface magnetic field detector to conduct the investigation.

Until July 30, the Chinese spacecraft had been on the surface of Mars for 75 days on the planet Mars and the orbiter It was In orbit for 372 days. Both work under normal conditions, and their subsystems are working properly.

The probe with the first Chinese spacecraft on Mars amaretzo May 15 on the red planet. The Chinese rover was named Zhurong, after the god of fire in ancient Chinese mythology.

Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated the designers of the project. NASA too join To the greetings on his Twitter account, explaining that the Chinese mission will work on it expand understanding red planet.

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