Question: What is the purpose and necessity of this giant structure being used in tests of landing hovering and searching techniques to be used by China's Mars lander? It is shown in images (and a video) in China's Mars ambitions one step closer after successful test of lander as well as the YouTube video shown below.
I haven't seen anything similar for other Mars lander testing, but that doesn't mean they don't exist. Do they?
above: screenshots from the video.
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below: from CNN