Entry, Descent, and Landing of Tianwen-1 Mars Mission

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The Science Partner Journal Space: Science & Technology presents a special issue entitled: Entry, Descent, and Landing of Tianwen-1 Mars Mission.

Guest Editors

Portrait of Zezhou Sun Zezhou Sun

Dr. Sun is the Designer-in-chief of the probe systems of Chang’E-3, Chang’E-4, and Tianwen-1. As a senior researcher from China Academy of Space Technology, he has devoted years of research in Moon and deep space exploration and related engineering practices. Major projects and models led by Dr. Sun has all witnessed successful debut. His contributions include completing the first soft landing on the far side of the moon, patrol and exploration on the surface of the moon, and the successive tasks of “Orbiting, landing and detection” on Mars.

Dr. Sun has made breakthroughs throughout the research fields in lunar-orbiting, soft landing, and lunar patrolling. He has been granted the IAF World Space Award by The International Astronautical Federation as an acknowledgement of his commitment to space technology.

Portrait of Wei Rao Wei Rao

Dr. Rao is a senior researcher from China Academy of Space Technology and also member of the Space Intelligence Committee, Chinese Society of Space Research.

His research focuses on spacecraft and probe design and development for deep space exploration. Dr. Rao is also the designer-in-chief of Chang’E-1, as well as the deputy designer-in-chief of Chang’E-2 and China’s Mars probes.



    Table of Contents

    Editorial: Entry, Descent, and Landing of China’s Tianwen-1 Mars Mission

    Zezhou Sun, Wei Rao

    Space: Science & Technology, vol. 2022, Article ID 9809054, 2 pages, 2022

    The Tianwen-1 Guidance, Navigation, and Control for Mars Entry, Descent, and Landing

    Xiangyu Huang, Maodeng Li, Xiaolei Wang, Jinchang Hu, Yu Zhao, Minwen Guo, Chao Xu, Wangwang Liu, Yunpeng Wang, Ce Hao, Lijia Xu

    Space: Science & Technology, vol. 2021, Article ID 9846185, 13 pages, 2021

    Study on Dynamic Characteristics of Mars Entry Module in Transonic and Supersonic Speeds

    Qi Li, Rui Zhao, Sijun Zhang, Wei Rao, Haogong Wei

    Space: Science & Technology, vol. 2022, Article ID 9753286, 15 pages, 2022

    Analysis and Verification of Aerodynamic Characteristics of Tianwen-1 Mars Parachute

    Mingxing Huang, Wenqiang Wang, Jian Li

    Space: Science & Technology, vol. 2022, Article ID 9805457, 11 pages, 2022

    Thermal Environment and Aeroheating Mechanism of Protuberances on Mars Entry Capsule

    Wenbo Miao, Qi Li, Junhong Li, Jingyun Zhou, Xiaoli Cheng

    Space: Science & Technology, vol. 2021, Article ID 9754068, 8 pages, 2021

    Numerical Simulation of Decompression Process of a Mars Rover in the Launch Phase

    Weizhang Wang, Wei Rao, Qi Li, Hao Yan, Rui Zhao

    Space: Science & Technology, vol. 2022, Article ID 9827483, 12 pages, 2022

    Ballistic Range Testing Data Analysis of Tianwen-1 Mars Entry Capsule

    Haogong Wei, Xin Li, Jie Huang, Qi Li, Wei Rao

    Space: Science & Technology, vol. 2021, Article ID 9830415, 6 pages, 2021

    Study on Effect of Aerodynamic Configuration on Aerodynamic Performance of Mars Ascent Vehicles

    Qi Li, Wu Yuan, Rui Zhao, Haogong Wei

    Space: Science & Technology, vol. 2022, Article ID 9790131, 11 pages, 2022