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Ready for launch: a rocket for the Chinese mission to Mars was delivered to the launch pad

К пуску готова: ракета для китайской миссии на Марс доставлена на стартовую площадку

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It is noted that the interplanetary station will need 7 months to reach the surface of Mars. If the mission is successful, the probe will send data to Earth in 2021.

On the launch pad of the Wenchang spaceport on Hainan island delivered the rocket-carrier “Changzheng-5”, which directly displays on a transitional orbit of Earth and Mars, the first Chinese probe to study the red planet.

“It is planned that in the period from the second half of July and the first half of August will be launched the first Chinese mission to explore Mars, “Tanwani-1″,” — said in the message of the Chinese Corporation aerospace science and technology.

The launch of the probe “Tangwani-1”, as reported by the Chinese media, could be held on July 23. It is noted that the interplanetary station will need 7 months to reach the surface of Mars. If the mission is successful, the probe will send data to Earth in 2021.

During the flight to Mars, scientists plan landing and moving around the planet. The researchers also hope to study the atmosphere, topography, geological characteristics and magnetic field of Mars. But the main goal of the mission — to find on the red planet possible signs of life.

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