2021-10-09

Zhurong rover will continue to work after the “vacation” day

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From late September to mid October 2021, Mars and the earth will travel to both sides of the sun respectively, and the three are almost in a straight line. In other words, the sun is just between Mars and the earth, and no one can see either of the two planets. This astronomical phenomenon is called “Sunburst”

Zhurong rover will continue to work after the “vacation” day

Jia Yang, deputy chief designer of the “tianwen-1” probe system of the Fifth Academy of Aerospace Science and Technology Group: the sun is a large energy group. It will interfere with the radio signals between Mars and the earth, whether sent from the earth to Mars or returned from Mars, As a result, the signal cannot communicate normally

Jia Yang told reporters that this was the first time that the “zhurong” experienced a sunburn. To be on the safe side, researchers have injected the setting instructions for the rover during the solar eclipse in advance. After entering the sunburn, the rover will switch to safe mode and stop the exploration work at hand. When the solar eclipse is over, it will re-establish contact with the earth and continue to move forward according to the instructions

Zhurong rover will continue to work after the “vacation” day(1)

Jia Yang, deputy chief designer of the “tianwen-1” detector system of the Fifth Academy of Aerospace Science and Technology Group: it is just in a non working state, which means that it will no longer detect or move. But some of its own electronic devices are equivalent to the brain is still alive and working

Jia Yang said that it is expected that after the end of the solar eclipse in mid October, the tianwen-1 orbiter and the rover will resume communication with the ground, and the orbiter will choose an opportunity to enter the remote sensing mission orbit to carry out global remote sensing exploration of Mars, taking into account the relay communication of the rover. The “zhurong” rover will continue to drive south of the landing site to carry out patrol and exploration