China’s might be on cloud nine after exploring the idea of becoming the third country in the world to safely touch down on the surface of the Red Planet. On Friday, the China National Space Administration will executive its fully-fledged plan to attempt on landing its rover Zhurong on Mars’ surface.
According to the China’s space gazers, the Space Agency wants to explore the magnitude of the seven minutes of terror that gets endured by the Martian exploration robots on the Red Planet. The courageous Tianwen-1 mission to Mars launched in July 2020 has covered three centrifugal spacecraft: an orbiter, a lander, and a rover. The precision of landing on the surface on the Red Planet has been arduous for many of the space agencies before, and only 50 percent of the trips endured to the planet have proven to be successful.
Reports suggest that it will occur at 4:11 p.m. PT on May 14. Zhurong’s landing will look different and unique to that of NASA’s Perseverance Rover landing in February. The NASA robot was lowered to the surface after the contentious tried-and-true sky crane method of the agency. Zhurong’s landing, on the other hand, will have to depend on the tackling prowess of lander in the tough situations.