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Message from the Guest Editors of the Special Issue on Entry, Descent, and Landing of Tianwen-1—China’s First Mission to Mars

Message from the Guest Editors of the Special Issue on Entry, Descent, and Landing of... Astrodynamics Vol. 6, No. 1, 1, 2022 https://doi.org/10.1007/s42064-021-0129-6 Message from the Guest Editors of the Special Issue on Entry, Descent, and Landing of Tianwen-1—China’s First Mission to Mars 1 2 3 Xiangyu Huang , Yu Jiang , and Xiangyuan Zeng 1. Beijing Institute of Control Engineering, Beijing 100094, China 2. Xi’an Satellite Control Center, Xi’an 710043, China 3. Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China © The Author(s) 2022 Dear authors and readers, Mars is the outer neighboring planet to our planet, the Earth, which has long been the destination of the deep space exploration. Through decades of exploration since the 1960s, mankind has learned a lot about Mars. Two main scientific reasons for exploring Mars at least can be summarized, including the search for life, and understanding the planet’s evolution. Particularly, Mars can help us to discover the evolution of the Earth and its history, in other words, learning more about our home planet. Of course, going to Mars is very challenging, while orbiting and landing on Mars are even harder. By considering all Martian missions, more than 50 percent of landing attempts have failed where the thin Martian atmosphere makes descent tricky. As such, dynamics and control http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Astrodynamics Springer Journals

Message from the Guest Editors of the Special Issue on Entry, Descent, and Landing of Tianwen-1—China’s First Mission to Mars

Astrodynamics , Volume 6 (1) – Mar 1, 2022

Message from the Guest Editors of the Special Issue on Entry, Descent, and Landing of Tianwen-1—China’s First Mission to Mars

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Astrodynamics Vol. 6, No. 1, 1, 2022 https://doi.org/10.1007/s42064-021-0129-6 Message from the Guest Editors of the Special Issue on Entry, Descent, and Landing of Tianwen-1—China’s First Mission to Mars 1 2 3 Xiangyu Huang , Yu Jiang , and Xiangyuan Zeng 1. Beijing Institute of Control Engineering, Beijing 100094, China 2. Xi’an Satellite Control Center, Xi’an 710043, China 3. Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China © The Author(s) 2022 Dear...
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Astrodynamics Vol. 6, No. 1, 1, 2022 https://doi.org/10.1007/s42064-021-0129-6 Message from the Guest Editors of the Special Issue on Entry, Descent, and Landing of Tianwen-1—China’s First Mission to Mars 1 2 3 Xiangyu Huang , Yu Jiang , and Xiangyuan Zeng 1. Beijing Institute of Control Engineering, Beijing 100094, China 2. Xi’an Satellite Control Center, Xi’an 710043, China 3. Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China © The Author(s) 2022 Dear authors and readers, Mars is the outer neighboring planet to our planet, the Earth, which has long been the destination of the deep space exploration. Through decades of exploration since the 1960s, mankind has learned a lot about Mars. Two main scientific reasons for exploring Mars at least can be summarized, including the search for life, and understanding the planet’s evolution. Particularly, Mars can help us to discover the evolution of the Earth and its history, in other words, learning more about our home planet. Of course, going to Mars is very challenging, while orbiting and landing on Mars are even harder. By considering all Martian missions, more than 50 percent of landing attempts have failed where the thin Martian atmosphere makes descent tricky. As such, dynamics and control

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