China successfully tested the Mars landing station

The landing station, due to launch next year, passes the hovering test and avoids obstacles in Hoai Lai, Hebei province, on November 14.

The landing station is scheduled to launch next year, passing the test of hovering and avoiding obstacles in Huai Lai, Hebei province, on November 14.

The test area has many small rock mounds to simulate rugged terrain on Mars. The landing station will have to adjust its position while landing on this planet's surface.

"In 2016, China began to prepare for its mission to explore Mars. Currently, work is progressing smoothly. The hovering test and the avoidance of the landing station play an important role in development process, " said Zhang Kejian, head of the China National Space Agency (CNSA).

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Today's hovering test and obstacle avoidance play an important role in the development process.

China developed the Truong Chinh 5 rocket to bring the first landing station to Mars in 2020. The flight lasted about 7 months, the landing took 7 minutes, Zhang Rongqiao, chief engineer of the examination program. breaking Mars said. Landing is the most difficult and challenging stage.

Truong Chinh 5 is also a rocket that will bring the Hang Nga 5 to the Moon later this year or early next year. The ship is responsible for bringing rock samples to Earth. In January, the Hang Nga 4 successfully landed at midnight on the moon, becoming the first ship in world history to do this, marking China's remarkable progress. China's first spacecraft landed on the Moon in 2013.

China plans to build a new space station around 2022. During this period, NASA also plans to start building a space station around the Moon, making a stop for flights to other locations in the Solar System. God.

In 2003, China became the third country to send people to space with homemade rockets, after the Soviet Union and the United States. Since then, it has strived to achieve its goal of catching up with Russia and the United States and becoming a space power by 2030.

"China is actively planning and preparing for many major space programs, including the mission of bringing samples from Mars to Earth, exploring asteroids and many other lunar missions," Zhang said. Kejian shared.