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Is there any news about the Chinese Mars mission? The last thing I heard about Tianwen-1 is that it achieved Mars orbit. Like most people, I'm more interested in NASA and SpaceX missions; however, I'm not giving up on other countries. Thank you for creating this thread. I can check it at any time and stay up to date.

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19 hours ago, JCooper said:

Is there any news about the Chinese Mars mission? The last thing I heard about Tianwen-1 is that it achieved Mars orbit. Like most people, I'm more interested in NASA and SpaceX missions; however, I'm not giving up on other countries. Thank you for creating this thread. I can check it at any time and stay up to date.

 

It entered orbit February 10. The landing is planned for May or June at Utopia Planitia.

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China lands its Zhurong rover on Mars

 

China has successfully landed a spacecraft on Mars, state media announced early on Saturday.

 

The six-wheeled Zhurong robot was targeting Utopia Planitia, a vast terrain in the planet's northern hemisphere.

 

The vehicle used a combination of a protective capsule, a parachute and a rocket platform to make the descent.

 

The successful touchdown is a remarkable achievement, given the difficult nature of the task.

 

Only the Americans have really mastered landing on Mars until now. With this landing, China becomes the second country to put a rover on Mars.

 

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Congratulations to China for being only the second nation ever to successfully land a rover on Mars!

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