China sent its first Mars exploration rover into space on Thursday, July 23, 2020, from Hainan Island's Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, at 12:41 a.m. (EDT). Composed of an orbiter, a lander and a rover, the Long March 5 rocket was successfully launched. The Tianwen-1 Mission has not finished making headlines in the coming months, with the hardest part still ahead. We can salute the approach and the achievement for the Chinese space agency, which has been confirming its progress in aerospace since several years.
Review the launch of the Long March 5 rocket - Mission Tianwen-1 :
For their part, NASA has just announced the date of a launch window for their Mars mission, being July 30, 2020. This American exploration mission will send the rover Esperance, which will make it possible to know whether or not life has existed on the Red Planet, in the past. We will certainly talk about this, in a future article.
William Mahe (WM), books and news author, passionate about the Universe, Science and technologies, university graduate from the Paris - Meudon Observatory in Astronomy and Celestial Mechanic. President of the SPETspace STEAM Society and Publishing Director of the SPETspace News. He is also a Harley Davidson and Honda motorcycles lover.