The China was delivered to the launch pad the first probe to study Mars
China delivered to the launch pad for its first probe to study Mars, "Tanwani-1", preparations for its launch, reports China Central television.
"Probe for Mars exploration "Tangwani-1" have already been delivered to the Baikonur launch site "Wenchang" Haikou city, currently the preparatory work..." - stated in the message channel.
According to Chinese media, the launch is scheduled for July 23.
In April this year, China announced that its first mission to study Mars will be called "Tangwang-1" ("Questions to heaven).
The planned mission includes the output and rotation to Mars orbit, landing and movement on the surface of the red planet. In case of success of the mission, scientists will be able to study the atmosphere, topography, geological features, magnetic field of the planet that will help to get a clue about the origin and evolution of Mars and the entire Solar system.
The main objective of the mission is to find possible signs of life on Mars and help scientists to understand whether conditions on Mars to change in the future so that the planet becomes suitable for life of people.
Earlier it was reported that China plans to launch its first probe to Mars in July or August 2020. The mission is planned from the cosmodrome "Wenchang" in Hainan province with the help of rocket-carrier "Changzheng-5", which should be directly displayed on a transitional orbit of Earth and Mars probe to study Mars. According to preliminary calculations, the probe will take about seven months to reach the planet's surface, in the case of the success of the mission, the probe will send the obtained data to the Earth in 2021.