China is now ready to launch its Mars mission in 2020, Zhang Kejian – Head of the China National Space Administration.
It conducted the test at a longwinded landing test site in Huailai, in northwest of Beijing and completed in northern Hebei province. The journey through space took about seven months, while the landing will take seven minutes.
China is now ready to launch its Mars mission in 2020:
He was speaking ahead of the hovering-and-complication avoidance test for the lander however China has not only developed the powerful Long March 5 rocket to transport the investigation team to Mars in 2020 but also the same rocket will deliver the Chang’e-5 investigation to the moon by the end of 2019 or early next year to bring back samples of lunar rocks so the Chang’e-4 investigation successfully touched down on the far side of the moon in January this year which is a historic first and major achievement for China’s space program.
China made its first lunar landing in 2013 however In 2003, it became the third nation to put a man in space with its own rocket after the former Soviet Union and the United States. Since then china is doing race with Russia and the United States to become a major space power by 2030.
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China is expecting to complete a modular space station around 2022 exactly around the time when NASA said to start building a new space station laboratory to orbit the moon, as a pit stop for missions to other parts of the solar system.
According to South China Morning Post, China completed a crucial landing test on November 14 in the northern Hebei province ahead of a historic unmanned mission to Mars. The Mars lander underwent a hovering-and-obstacle avoidance test at a sprawling site littered with small rocks to simulate the uneven terrain on Mars which the lander would have to navigate on its descent to the planet’s surface.
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