China to Land Tianwen-1 Probe on Mars Between Saturday and Wednesday Written 14 May 2021


Tianwen-1 launching on 23 July 2020. | Credit: China News Service; Wikipedia; CC BY 3.0

The AP reports that China “says its Mars probe and accompanying rover are expected to land on the red planet sometime between Saturday and Wednesday Beijing time.” The China National Space Administration “said in a brief notice that the Tianwen-1 probe has collected a large amount of scientific data since entering Mars orbit on Feb. 10 and the window for setting down on an icy area of the planet known as Utopia Planitia was determined by ‘current flying conditions.”
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