Mars rover forced to stop due to ‘solar outage’

China ‘s Tienv-1 within the scope of duties of Mars ‘ to send the discovery means “sun outage” was reportedly suspended its activities due.

Chinese The National Space Administration said in a statement that the vehicles, consisting of orbital satellite, lander and rover robot, have been in a dormant state since mid-September.

Anthem It was noted that the “sun blackout”, which refers to the situation where the Earth is located on two separate sides of the Sun and the communication between the two planets is cut off due to increased radiation, will last until mid-October.

Tienvin-1 The mission was launched on July 23, 2020, with the exploration vehicles reaching the Red Planet on February 10, 2021.


The mission of “Tienwin”, which means “to seek the truth in the heavens” in Chinese, takes its name from the lines of the Chinese poet Zhou Yuen, who lived in the 4th century BC. The mobile robot is named after Curong, the god of fire and war in Chinese mythology.

In recent years, China has emerged as a new power in the space race led by the USA and Russia with its ambitious steps towards Moon and Mars exploration missions, satellite technology and manned space expeditions.

China, which has made significant progress in developing a self-sufficient space program with the satellites, rockets, shuttles, reconnaissance vehicles and other equipment it has produced in the last 20 years, is working to establish its own space station in addition to the lunar exploration program Chang-i.

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