After half a year of space travel, the Chinese spacecraft finally reaches Mars

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After more than half a year of space travel, the Chinese spacecraft Tienven-1 will enter the gravitational sphere of Mars on Wednesday and orbit around the planet, the German news agency dpa reported on Tuesday.

The five-ton, unmanned spacecraft is scheduled to attempt to land on Mars in two to three months.

The United States has repeatedly delivered research equipment to Mars, China will now for the first time – if the expedition succeeds. The Chinese spacecraft also took a small Martian with it for research purposes.

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NASA supports the development of the Hungarian Puli Space

Puli Space’s Friday announcement reminds us that its water exploration detector won first prize in the lunar resources category last year at the U.S. space agency’s “Honey, I shrunk the NASA payload” challenge, which is so feasible, small and lightweight The task was to design moon measuring and monitoring devices that can also be used on small robots the size of a shoebox, writes MTI.

The winners of the first part could take part in the continuation of the competition. Finally, ten teams submitted detailed fieldwork: this was to show the teams how they would put their idea into practice. By increasing the available financial framework, the jury awarded a total of four projects and highlighted the outstanding quality of the applications submitted, according to the announcement, according to the announcement that only Puli’s water sniffer was included among the winners and will receive 225 thousand. dollar support for implementation.

“We have received tremendous recognition from the world’s leading space agency, we are very happy and proud. We have achieved this result with incredible community work, after ten years of struggling we feel we deserve success. It is a special pleasure for me to be able to win excellent domestic partners, we are cutting the task with a very strong team. We believe that by working together, Hungary can also join the very narrow group of countries that are able to reach another celestial body and participate in the utilization of the Moon’s resources and the creation of a new, innovation-based economy, ”quotes Tibor Pacher, Puli Space. leader.

After the recently successful Chiang’o-5 lunar expedition in China, in addition to expeditions in India, Russia and Japan, landing units developed by private companies in NASA’s CLPS (commercial lunar payload services) program will launch to the Moon: Astrobotic and Intuitive Machines in the second half of 2021, In 2022, Masten Systems spacecraft will carry NASA instruments and small lunar orbits, among others.

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