On Thursday, China launched its first independent mission, an unmanned probe to Mars displaying its technological ambition. As per reports, China’s rocket named the Long March 5 Y-4 took off at 12:41 p.m from Wenchang Space Launch Centre on Hainan southern island.
According to sources, China’s rocket will reach planet Mars in February where it will take 90 days to explore the planet. Spokesperson of the mission Liu Tongjie said, the rocket will have to face many challenges in the journey to Mars and it will be very difficult to decelerate once it enters the planet.
China sends an unmanned probe to Mars
The spokesperson believes that China’s unmanned probe will successfully land on planet Mars. As per reports, the probe is carrying several scientific instruments to take a look at the planet’s atmosphere and surface. It will also search for water and ice.
Earlier, in 2011 China joined hands with Russia to send a probe but the aircraft failed to exit Earth and couldn’t reach the destination. Now Russia will carry the operation after two years because of coronavirus pandemic. Talking about the US, it also plans to send a probe to planet Mars.