China’s first Mars exploration mission is on its way, and the United States is going to Mars. NASA officially announced that it will launch the Perseverance Rover at the LC-41 station at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 9:15 a.m. EASTERN Time (17:15 p.m. BEIJING time).
The Mars rover will travel in space for five months before arriving on Mars in February next year.
The man, who weighs more than a ton and is the size of a car, will collect a series of rock and soil samples on Mars and wait for the next mission to return to Earth.
In addition, the mission will test a range of robotic and artificial technologies for future Mars exploration.
According to the latest news, China will use the Long March 5 rocket in July-August to carry out the first Mars exploration mission, also arrived on Mars in February next year, a one-time realization of the orbiting, falling, search ingress three missions, in addition to the completion of five scientific objectives, compared with other countries’ Mars exploration planning is very difficult.
Because Mars is far from Earth, the time to explore Mars to be closer to Earth, the two recently about 55 million kilometers, and such an opportunity only once every 26 months, so China and the United States choose to carry out the mission at the same time, and the next appropriate time to wait until around September 2022.