On Thursday, China’s leading rocket maker announced that China would send its first crewed mission to Red Planet in 2033. That is the part of the nation’s determined plans to commence large-scale development of the Red Planet and increase tensions with America as the two races become the Earth’s presiding power in space.
The aim would intensify the race with America to situate humans on the ‘Red Planet.’ It would disclose in full for the first time after China landed a robotic rover on Red Planet in May in its inaugural mission.
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Wang Xiaojun, the head of the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, a major state-owned launch vehicle manufacturer, said during the space exploration conference in Russia that China plans the crewed missions to Mars in 2033, 2035, 2037, 2041, 2043, and beyond.
Citing Wang Xiaojun, the official China Space News reported Wednesday that before the crewed missions start, China would send robots to the Red Planet to explore possible locations for the base and build systems to extract resources.
Attain Soil Samples From Mars
For humans dwelling on the planet Mars, crews will have to be capable of using the resources on Mars, like extracting water, generating on-site oxygen, and production of power. China must evolve the technology to fly astronauts back to Tellus. An un-crewed two-way mission to attain soil samples from Mars is anticipated by 2030’s end.
Furthermore, America’s NASA has been evolving technology to get a crew to Red Planet and return back someday in the 2030s.
Wang said that China’s plan foresees spacecraft fleets shuttling between Earth and Mars and major development of its resources. Moreover, he said to shorten the travel time; the spaceship would have to tap energy released from atomic reactions in the form of electricity and heat, in addition to traditional chemical propellants.
He said that the country would have to accomplish two-way trips with a total flight-time of a few hundred days.