China wants to send at the end of July for the first time a space probe to Mars. Between the age of 20. and 25. July should be sent to the probe "Tianwen-1" of the South China island of Hainan into space, announced the space center in Wenchang, on Wednesday, the first Mars mission of the people's Republic. The flight of the probe along with a small remote-controlled robot would take about seven months.
the length of The distance between earth and Mars varies constantly, she is at least 55 million kilometers. Therefore, the Chinese probe will not be before 2021 on the Red planet. Your Name "Tianwen" means "questions to the heaven".
China has already realized a similar Mission on the moon and deposited there in 2013 and 2019, a small remote-controlled research journey as a witness. The country is investing billions of euros in its space programs.
in addition to China, companies in the United States missions to Mars. At the end of July, the US space Agency Nasa wants to launch its fifth mission to Mars "Perseverance". The United Arab Emirates also want to send in this month, their first probe from Japan to Mars.
The Russian-European ExoMars Mission, however, was moved from the summer of 2020 to the year 2022. Reason for this is technical difficulties and the Corona pandemic.
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