China is looking to overtake the U.S., aims to bring Martian samples to Earth faster

China is looking to overtake the U.S., aims to bring Martian samples to Earth faster

This China Its space exploration program is increasingly aggressive, at least in terms of its commitments.New information from the country suggests that its mission to collect space material aims to bring Sample from Mars arrive Earth Joint Mission 2 years ago NASA (North American Space Agency) and ESA (European Space Agency).

Samples from Mars to Earth
China aims to take the lead in exploring Mars (Image: Reproduction/Nasa)

China’s plan with NASA

This information was provided by the lead designer of the orbital mission. Tianwen No. 1Sun Zezhou, who proposed a plan to take samples from Mars in July 2031. The plan includes a two-stage launch that is expected to leave Mars in 2028.

The operation (launching from Mars) is extremely complex and presents multiple hazards that could result in the country losing its equipment and samples. Even so, China’s multi-step deployment is simpler than the Chinese approach. NASA in with ESA.

NASA plans include a single Mars landing and a single rover to collect samples at the same location. Still, one of the biggest goals of space exploration will come true: the first samples taken from a red giant star. With the mission underway, everything will start in 2027, with samples not arriving on Earth until 2033.

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However, NASA has shown interest in changing this approach and dividing its mission into two Mars landings. This means delays in planning, but the chances of mission success will be greatly increased.

China’s mission to bring Mars samples to Earth

Images containing mission-related plans, albeit unverified, exposed by PhD students Planetary Science Institute, School of Earth Sciences, Qian YuqiAt your Twitter.

Sample of China’s Mars return mission, provided by Sun Zezhou, chief designer of the Tianwen-1 mission. Launched twice and returned in July 2031. #CNSA

This mission named after Tianwen No. 3 And in its composition there is a very simple but separated vehicle system: a vehicle with landing and ascent capabilities, which will be launched on a rocket Long March 5 and the orbital module responsible for returning to space Long March 3B.

The mission builds on already demonstrated Chinese technology, such as the success of the 2020 lunar sample return mission. Chang’e 5.

The descent to Mars will actually take place in September 2029, and once on the ground, the mission will include taking several samples from Earth, including surface sampling and drilling done by a quadruped robot.

After the vehicle ascends and docks with an orbiting spacecraft, the mission is expected to return to Earth in October 2030.

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