In a brief statement released today, NASA said the launch of the Rover Rover was delayed from July 17 to 20. “The team needs extra time to fix an issue with the ground system equipment,” the team said in a brief statement. This type of delay is actually not uncommon, and NASA is still in target launch time after the delay.
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Based on the latest launch time, the Stowe marsate will be aboard the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Cosmos V 541 launch vehicle, and the two-hour launch window will open at 6:15 a.m. local time on July 20.
The Stowemars 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 Mars before returning to Earth. In addition, the mission will test a range of robotic and human technologies for future mars exploration.
According to the latest news, China will use the Long March 5 rocket between July and August to carry out the first Mars exploration mission, the same in February next year to mars, one-time to achieve around, drop, search for three missions, in addition to the completion of five major scientific goals, compared to other countries Mars exploration planning is very difficult.
Because Mars is far away from Earth, the time to explore Mars is 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 missions at the same time period, and the next appropriate time to wait until around September 2022.