China July 23, launched the first mission to study Mars. About it reports TV channel CGTN.
Probe for Mars exploration “Tanjong-1” went from the spaceport Wenchang in Hainan island with the largest booster of the country’s Long March-5.
It needs to reach the red planet in February 2021.
After the rocket out to Mars orbit, it will spend two to three months to search potential landing sites.
The mission plans to study the morphology and Geology of the red planet, the characteristics and composition of the soil and the distribution of surface ice, atmosphere and climate, surface, environment, and physical field and internal structure of Mars, the report said.
On 20 July it became known that the UAE has sent a space mission to Mars. They became the first Arab country to send a mission to Mars. Space probe “al-Amal” will reach the red planet seven months.