New success of Chinese astronautics: Tianwen-1 spacecraft successfully landed on the surface of Mars


China's ambitious space program is yielding results. On May 15, 2021, the Tianwen 1 spacecraft successfully landed on the surface of Mars. This was reported by the Chinese news agency Xinhua, citing the China National Space Administration (CNSA).


The Tianwen 1 mission to Mars began on July 23, 2020. The automatic interplanetary station consists of an orbital and descent modules, as well as a six-wheeled rover.

After 7 months of flight, in February 2021, the AMS reached Mars, it took several more months to find a suitable landing site. At about 04:00 in the morning, the descent module, with the rover inside, separated from the orbital module and entered the atmosphere of Mars. The landing was carried out autonomously (given the distance), any failure could lead to the failure of the mission.

In China, they noted that landing on Mars is much more difficult than on the Moon. Mars has an atmosphere, so special protection is required to fly through the atmosphere.

It is specified that a parachute with an area of ​​200 square meters was used, which was dropped just before landing. The descent module hovered at 100-meter altitude at zero speed, and then, using the engines, landed on its four support legs.

The rover is slated to remain in the lander for several days for diagnostic tests before rolling down a ramp to explore a region of Mars known as Utopia Plania. The Chinese rover will join its American counterpart who arrived on the red planet in February this year.

China left its mark on Mars for the first time, which is an important step for our country's space exploration

- the Xinhua news agency underlined the new success of the Chinese cosmonautics.

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  1. Miffer Offline Miffer
    Miffer (Sam Miffers) 15 May 2021 13: 44
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    Yeah, Russia missed it at the time :))
    After all, it was possible to illegally introduce the international journalist Rogozin to the Chinese, having previously taught him the Chinese language, taught him to eat rice with chopsticks and made a corresponding cut in his eyes. And then they would fly to Mars .... in the year 5021 from the birth of Christ.
    1. gorenina91 Online gorenina91
      gorenina91 (Irina) 15 May 2021 15: 32
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      Yeah, Russia missed at one time:

      - Russia "missed" ... the USSR !!!
      - Half a century ago ... - In 1970, the USSR "landed" on the Moon a remotely controlled self-propelled vehicle "Lunokhod-1"; who successfully worked there for almost a year and at the same time "rode" on the moon ... - already
      10,54 km (10 540 m) ...
      - And about today's "Russian Space" ... - there is simply nothing to write about ...
      1. Miffer Offline Miffer
        Miffer (Sam Miffers) 15 May 2021 21: 03
        +3
        - Russia "missed" ... the USSR !!!

        How could she “miss him” if on June 12, 1990 she proclaimed the supremacy of her laws over the laws of the USSR?
    2. Volga073 Online Volga073
      Volga073 (MIKLE) 16 May 2021 05: 15
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      The Americans were the first to succeed - they introduced Yeltsin into Russia.
      And a crowd of Democrats licked the ass to the Department destroyed the whole country.
      1. Astronaut Offline Astronaut
        Astronaut (San Sanych) 17 May 2021 13: 26
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        They made a mistake, even earlier they introduced Gorbachev))
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 15 May 2021 15: 21
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    So the Chinese trampolines rushed up ...
    Let's see what promises the fat men from Roscosmos will answer ...
    1. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
      Piramidon (Stepan) 15 May 2021 15: 25
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      Quote: Sergey Latyshev
      So the Chinese trampolines rushed up ...

      They repeated the achievement of the USSR only after 50 years.
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 15 May 2021 16: 06
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        You are right ... But we must bear in mind that they started recently, and now, "in 50 years.", We cannot do that ....
      2. Miffer Offline Miffer
        Miffer (Sam Miffers) 16 May 2021 11: 06
        -2
        They repeated the achievement of the USSR only after 50 years.

        Fifty years ago, did the USSR "land" on Mars?
        1. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
          Piramidon (Stepan) 16 May 2021 12: 21
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          Quote: Miffer
          They repeated the achievement of the USSR only after 50 years.

          Fifty years ago, did the USSR "land" on Mars?

          Have the Chinese landed and drink tea on Mars?
          50 years ago, on December 2, 1971, the Soviet descent vehicle of the Mars-3 station made the world's first soft landing on the surface of Mars
          1. Miffer Offline Miffer
            Miffer (Sam Miffers) 16 May 2021 13: 09
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            Not. They drink pyramidon. Directly on Mars.
            The USSR has already "retired". It's time to settle down with him.
            1. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
              Piramidon (Stepan) 16 May 2021 13: 33
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              Quote: Miffer
              Not. They drink pyramidon

              I didn’t furnish your "Miffer" with any speculations and tricks. Only a dim-witted kid from the younger group of the kindergarten builds his stupid jokes here, using usernames. fool negative
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              2. Miffer Offline Miffer
                Miffer (Sam Miffers) 16 May 2021 17: 56
                +1
                "Piramidon Stepanovich" is a personal name, written with a capital letter.
                "pyramidon" is a medicine, written with a lowercase letter.

                What is the bazaar about?
    2. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) 15 May 2021 15: 52
      +1
      Sergey Latyshev... What in the days of socialism, what now - no competition between the United States and Russia in space, there was not and is not. There are fans, but there is no competition.

      Each of the countries goes its own way. Fans arise spontaneously, from among the caring people of our countries.
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 15 May 2021 16: 10
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        You are partly right.
        You write only about the fans, and I'm talking about trampolines and promises ...

        Each of the countries goes its own way.

        - this is true, it is a shame for the state, resources were spent on so many promises, and no one answered for their zilch, for the "promised way" ...

        Only the media regularly write new articles on "peremogs" ....
      2. Miffer Offline Miffer
        Miffer (Sam Miffers) 15 May 2021 20: 49
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        there has never been any competition between the United States and Russia in space.

        "During the time of socialism" was the country of the USSR. And today's Russia "stretches out its legs for clothes", which is correct.

        https://hi-news.ru/eto-interesno/10-maloizvestnyx-istorij-vremen-kosmicheskoj-gonki-mezhdu-sssr-i-ssha.html
        1. isofat Offline isofat
          isofat (isofat) 15 May 2021 21: 07
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          Miffer... All the republics of the Soviet Union should be proud of the successes of our great country, the USSR. yes
          1. Miffer Offline Miffer
            Miffer (Sam Miffers) 15 May 2021 21: 40
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            If my own father died 9 years earlier than the USSR, then should I be proud of my father's successes, too? Or just the USSR?
            1. isofat Offline isofat
              isofat (isofat) 15 May 2021 21: 55
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              Miffer, I used the word "must", but, of course, I can't force anyone. How to share our common victory over Nazi Germany. yes
              1. Miffer Offline Miffer
                Miffer (Sam Miffers) 15 May 2021 22: 37
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                Every sixth Russian could not correctly decipher the abbreviation of the USSR
                https://www.rbc.ru/politics/18/03/2021/60535a0b9a79478114f9e612

                If there are difficulties with the abbreviation, then it will be even more problematic with "pride in success".
                1. isofat Offline isofat
                  isofat (isofat) 15 May 2021 23: 16
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                  I assure you that the USSR will never be forgotten. And so that the respondents do not have to be dismayed by words such as abbreviations, you just need to conduct polls more often. laughing

                  PS Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - USSR.
                  (For those who have forgotten) yes
    3. Volga073 Online Volga073
      Volga073 (MIKLE) 16 May 2021 05: 16
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      Himself how much he stole in Russia?
  3. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 15 May 2021 16: 32
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    The Chinese mission to Mars is timed to coincide with the anniversary date - July 1, 2021 will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party.
    The date of delivery of another rover to Mars has already been postponed twice - within the framework of the joint program of Roscosmos and ESA ExoMars. First from 2018 to 2020 (due to delays in the execution of work by European and Russian industrial contractors), then from 2020 to 2022 (due to the difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic). Now it is planned that "ExoMars-2022" will start from the Baikonur cosmodrome on September 22, 2022,
    In 2018–2020, it was roughly planned to spend no more than 4 rubles for the ExoMars project.

    https://www.kommersant.ru/doc/4791677
    I was interested in the issue price of the Chinese. But the Chinese are hiding this topic, or I was looking badly.

    The Curiosity project has so far cost $ 2,53 billion, Perseverance - $ 2,8 billion. In both cases, the lion's share of the costs falls on development and launch.

    But the Americans do not hide it.

    In 2020, budget expenditures for the implementation of the program will amount to 198,5 billion rubles, in 2021 - 209,1 billion rubles, and in 2022 - 208,7 billion rubles.

    https://tass.ru/kosmos/6944606 А это российские расходы на весь космос. Сами выводы делайте. Если есть чем.
  4. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 16 May 2021 18: 04
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    A good high-quality cartoon. And that Rogozin is silent. How did he get vodka in his mouth? No.
    1. Miffer Offline Miffer
      Miffer (Sam Miffers) 16 May 2021 22: 09
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      He flew to Romania on a Tu-160, and from there he moved to a parallel reality.

      https://lenta.ru/news/2014/05/10/rogozin/
  5. Friend of the People_2 (Kirill Vetrov) 25 May 2021 20: 04
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    Probably the Chinese paid for this news with smog.
    I'd rather breathe clean air and look at the photos for free