China builds Asia’s largest antenna for Mars mission

China has developed a 72-meter diameter steerable radio telescope, Asia’s largest that will be ready to be used for the country’s first Mars mission, Tianwen-1. Tianwen, which was launched in July 2020, directly translates to “quest for heavenly truth.” The 72-meter long antennae weighing about 2700 tons is all set to receive its data from […]