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China Mars R & D Enters Final 'sprint' Phase

Jan 31, 2020

Wang Chuang, chief designer of the Mars Rover of the Fifth Academy of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, said that the Mars Rover is currently undergoing final testing.

Wang Chuang: The last large-scale environmental test, that is, the thermal test of the Mars rover, all our test personnel are performing overtime work for 24 hours to ensure that we can smoothly implement the factory after the Spring Festival.

This year will be the best time window for launching a Mars probe. At present, five countries, including the United States and the United Arab Emirates, have announced "fire detection plans."

Jia Yang, deputy chief designer of the Mars Rover of the Fifth Academy of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, told reporters that this time the Mars exploration mission in China is not simply repeating the old road of Mars exploration in other countries, but a new starting point, which will be completed by a single launch of the probe. " "Go around, fall, and patrol" three goals.

Jia Yang: The Mars probe will be launched from the Long March 5 carrier rocket to the ground fire transfer orbit. Through a launch mission, it will achieve Mars orbit and patrol landing patrols, carry out global and comprehensive exploration of Mars, and refine key areas on the surface of Mars. Inspecting.

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