China´s Zhurong rover touches down on Red Planet

China's Mars son reached the Red Planet on Saturday to launch its Zhurong rover. State-run media announced that it was a triumph for Beijing to pursue its ambitious space aspirations.

The Zhurong lander finished the treacherous descent in March with a parachute to watch the "seven minutes of horror" known as the northern lava plain called Utopia Planitia. The lander led Zhurong to the northern plain.

The state broadcaster CCTV said in a special TV program dedicated to the mission, named "Nihao Mars," it "successfully lands in the pre-selected location" ("Hello Mars").
In verifying this touchdown, Xinhua's official news agency quoted the China National Space Government (CNSA).

China was the first country to perform a circling, landing, and roving procedure when on their first Mars mission – an achievement that the United States and Russia have never seen before, the only two other countries to visit the Red Planet.

President Xi Jinping sent the participants who had participated in the Mars exploration mission his "warm congratulations and heartfelt greeting," Xinhua said.

China has now sent spacecraft explorers, operated the Moon probes, and landed a Mars rover — the most coveted of the space contest awards.

Zhurong, named after an ancient Chinese fire deity, landed behind Mars' new American test, Perseverance, a few months after a demonstration of technical force that plays beyond the limits of the earth between the two superpowers.

The Chinese rover is looking to gather and analyze rock samples from the surface of Mars, with six-wheeled, solar-powered and weights of around 240 kilograms (530 pounds).

The Zhurong greeted "friends of the earth" in a post published Saturday night on the Weibo Social network.

"I'm already inside the landing capsule," an official post said. "Wait for Mars not to find out."

The Chinese Tianwen-1 Mars test carried out by the rover was a significant milestone in China's space program.

After a long silence state media announced that they had passed "the cruel touchdown stage on Friday." The spacecraft entered Mars' orbit in February.

The finish was set to be a baton for the China National Space Authority, with state media explaining "the toughest part of the mission" to use a parachute to slow down and buffer legs.

It is anticipated that it will take images and collect spatial data for approximately three months.

It is referred to as "seven minutes of fear," as the complex landing process occurs faster than radio waves can hit Earth from Mars.

Chen Lan, an independent researcher specializing in the Chinese space program, said, "The distance was too long to be completed by the spacecraft itself." "If something went wrong, there is no way for people to help on Earth."

In the past several U.S., Russian, and European landing rover attempts on Mars failed, most recently in 2016, when the joint Russian-European spacecraft Schiaparelli crashed.

The recent successful arrival occurred in February when NASA's rover Perseverance landed on its US space agency, which has since explored the world.

The US rover launched the first-ever flight to another planet, a miniature robotic helicopter on Mars.

China is well on the way to the U.S. and Russia whose explorers and cosmonauts have decades of space travel experience.

The first module of its new space station was successfully launched last month with the expectation that it will be crewed and sent people to the Moon by 2022.

Last week, in an unregulated landing back to the Earth, a part of the Chinese 5B rocket broke out over the Indian Ocean.

This was a critique of a violation of the etiquette on the return of space scrap to earth by the United States and other countries, whereby officials said the remains had the power to put life and property at danger.
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