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Tianwen-1 Spacecraft : Landed On The Surface Of Mars

‘Tianwen-1’ Spacecraft: Landed Safely On The Surface Of Mars:

China’s uncrewed ‘Tianwen-1’ spacecraft recently landed safely on the surface of Mars.

  • The spacecraft landed on a large plain located in the northern hemisphere of Mars, known as Utopia Planitia.
  • This makes China the second country in the world to send a rover to explore the mysterious Red Planet.
  • Onboard the lander was the ‘Zhurong’ rover, which will soon be deployed to study the Martian atmosphere and geology.

The Tianwent-1, China’s Mars mission:

  • Launched in July 2020, the mission consists of an orbiter, a lander, and a golf cart-sized rover called ‘Zhurong’.
  • The spacecraft arrived in Mars’ orbit in February this year.