Beijing, July 30 (Xinhua)-According to the China National Space Administration’s Moon Exploration Space Program Center, China’s Mars rover Zhurong has reached an area with complex terrain.
After exploring the second dune, Zhurong Mars moved south and arrived in an area full of rocks, impact craters, and dunes, the administration said.
Ground control completes visual positioning and route planning based on daily navigation terrain images taken by Rover, and controls the Zhurong to safely cross the area.
When Rover achieves a possible scientific research goal, a surface composition detector and multispectral camera perform the detection.
The Zhurong also turns on underground radar, meteorological instruments, and surface magnetic field detectors to make detections along the way.
As of July 30, 2021, Rover worked on the surface of Mars for 75 Mars days and Orbiter was in orbit for 372 days. The two are in good condition and are working properly.
Mars days are about 40 minutes longer than Earth days.
China’s Zhurong Mars reaches the complex terrain of Mars
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