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Editor: Li Jiayao

2020-11-17 17:12:57

By Hu Zhe

BEIJING, Nov. 17 — As of the early morning of November 17, 2020, China’s initial Mars probe Tianwen-1 has been in orbit flight for 116 times, with a flight mileage of about 300 million kilometers and a length of about 63.8 million kilometers from the earth, according to the China National House Administration (CNSA). The probe is in stable affliction with typical strength equilibrium. Some sub-programs have accomplished self-checks, and all methods are operating perfectly.

In the course of its flight, Tianwen-1 has carried out three mid-study course orbital corrections and a deep-space maneuver. In early November, several subsystems completed the 1st in-orbit self-look at with regular benefits.

It is envisioned that the spacecraft will get to Mars and start the orbit capture in February 2021. Just after about two to three months’ preparing, it will perform deorbiting and landing trajectory in Could 2021. The lander and rover will be separated from the orbiter and make a tender landing on Mars. Immediately after that, the rover will go away the landing platform to discover the planet.

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