After being successful in getting the lunar samples through its Chang’e-5 Moon mission, China’s next destination is Martian surface. The China National Space Administration (CNSA) had already revealed that they were planning a mission to retrieve Martian rock and dust samples by 2030. Now, after the success of the Moon mission they are confidently looking forward to carry out the Mars mission in future.
Ambitious China Is Now Aiming To Collect Martian Samples
Wu Yanhau, deputy director of the CNSA stated in a press meet that the Mars mission will proceed as per plans. He didn’t mention a particular date or exact information about the Mars mission. However, reports indicated that the mission will incorporate far off detecting, a delicate landing and return. As per reports, the mission will bring back Martian samples by 2031. It is the exact time frame when a co-operated NASA/ESA mission will be bringing back Martian samples.
Retrieving lunar samples was very crucial for China as it aims to be a global space super-power. China presently has a shuttle, Tianwen-1, while in transit to Mars, planned to show up in circle toward the beginning of February and spot a meanderer on a superficial level a few months after the fact. Wu said future missions will incorporate the investigation of space rocks, designing missions including another Chinese space station, just as planetary missions. A sample gathering journey to Martian surface and also a study of the system of Jupiter is a part of these missions.
Details regarding China’s mission to retrieve Martian samples were last heard in 2017. As per reports, the mission had the objective to gather samples from Mars, rendezvous in Mars’ orbit and return back to Earth. Landing of the Tianwen-1 space shuttle on Mars is very important for China’s space program as it would make them the second nation to put a fully functional probe on Mars.