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15-05-2021, 11:44   #1
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So China have landed there Rover on Mars now too. Well done to them.

Only the second country ever to do so.
I wonder how far from Perserverence is it. Anyone here know?
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Only the second country ever to do so.
I wonder how far from Perserverence is it. Anyone here know?
Will the Chinese be more forthcoming and honest with pictures and data compared to their official figures and stats on the corona virus pandemic......hard to believe anything from this country.
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Very impressive feat by China. They join the USA and Russia in making a successful soft landing on Mars.

And bear in mind that this was not just China’s first attempt at a Mars landing, but its first ever Mars mission. All that very hard work in preparation has paid off. Very proud moment for the Chinese!

Looking forward to the first images of the surface coming in, which will be released over the coming week I reckon. The Zhurong rover has landed in Utopia Planitia, a few hundred kilometres from the USA Viking 2 lander.


Here is the Zhurong rover landing site, as seen by an orbiting spacecraft:


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Very impressive feat by China. They join the USA and Russia in making a successful soft landing on Mars.

And bear in mind that this was not just China’s first attempt at a Mars landing, but its first ever Mars mission. All that very hard work in preparation has paid off. Very proud moment for the Chinese!

Looking forward to the first images of the surface coming in, which will be released over the coming week I reckon. The Zhurong rover has landed in Utopia Planitia, a few hundred kilometres from the USA Viking 2 lander.


Here is the Zhurong rover landing site, as seen by an orbiting spacecraft:

Still think they are capable of anything with regard to this including faking a successful landing.....photoshopping pictures etc......are the USA or ESA able to collect/intercept the signals being sent back by the probe/satellite/orbiter...?
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are the USA or ESA able to collect/intercept the signals being sent back by the probe/satellite/orbiter...?
Yes


To get to Mars you do most of your burns in Earth's gravity field because of the Oberth effect. So unless you use ion drive or solar sails you can tell if a spacecraft will reach Mars while it's still within easy radar range.


Astronomy and space have frequencies assigned to reduce terrestrial interference.

https://hackaday.com/2020/10/17/it-c...space-network/
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I think they pronounce it Roewe.
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Finally, after a couple of days, the first images from the Zhurong lander and rover have come in...






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Very impressive feat by China. They join the USA and Russia in making a successful soft landing on Mars.

And bear in mind that this was not just China’s first attempt at a Mars landing, but its first ever Mars mission. All that very hard work in preparation has paid off. Very proud moment for China
They join the USA and Russia in making a successful soft landing on Mars.
Russia never landed anything on Mars as of yet. They had a couple of fly buys and one attempt that failed. China are only the second ever Country to land a rover on Mars.
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They join the USA and Russia in making a successful soft landing on Mars.
Russia never landed anything on Mars as of yet. They had a couple of fly buys and one attempt that failed. China are only the second ever Country to land a rover on Mars.


Mars is hard - lots of failures - some blame the Great Galactic Ghoul


First soft landing on Mars was https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_3 with a Prop-M "rover" on a lead. There was a dust storm so it saw nothing and it stopped transmitting after 20 seconds. Other than that ...


The Russians have landed on Venus. The landers didn't last very long.
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So over two weeks have passed and no new images from the Chinese Zhurong lander. This is getting to be very concerning...

I know the Chinese are very secretive and probably very proud to ask for help, but it does seem that unfortunately some technical issue has emerged with the rover/lander given the complete dearth of images - and they are possibly too suspicious and/or proud to ask NASA, the ESA etc who have good communication relay orbiters at Mars to ask for help.

We will just have to see what the Chinese do next.
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