China reaches the orbit of Mars and prepares to land | Digital Trends Spanish



China is officially in the orbit of Mars. With the Tianwen-1 mission, the Asian giant became the second country in less than a week to reach the red planet, a day after the Hope orbiter in the United Arab Emirates.

Although this is China’s second interplanetary mission, it is the first attempt independently, without the support of any other international partner.

On February 5, a black and white photograph of the planet was the first proof that the probe was approaching Mars. This February 10, the Chinese space agency confirmed that the spacecraft was in orbit.

With Tianwen-1, it only remains for the US rover Perseverance to arrive on February 18, which is scheduled to land in the Jezero crater.

Next steps

The goal of Tianwen-1 is to search for areas of liquid water and ice on Mars, as well as to lay the groundwork for future more complex missions, such as bringing Martian rock samples to Earth.

For this reason, reaching the orbit of Mars is only the first step for the mission, since preparations for the next landing on Martian soil will now begin.

The Chinese spacecraft is made up of three parts: an orbiter, a lander, and a rover.

It is expected that during May 2021, the lander and the orbiter will land in the Utopia Planitia sector, the same one used by NASA’s Viking 2 in 1976.

Before dispatching the lander and rover, the Tianwen-1 probe will need to take pictures of the area to make sure conditions are safe.

If all goes according to plan, the rover will roam the surface of Mars for about 90 Martian days.

The rover is equipped with cameras, a ground-penetrating radar, a magnetic field detector, a weather station, and an instrument to measure the chemical composition of dust and rocks.

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