China’s Mars orbiter has mapped the entire Red Planet

China’s first successful interplanetary mission has completed mapping the Red Planet more than a year after its arrival.

The Tianwen 1 orbiter used its medium-resolution camera to image the surface of Mars; the spacecraft also completed science objectives assigned to the six other scientific payloads on board. This milestone means that both the orbiter and the Zhurong rover, which accompanied Tianwen 1 on the trip to Mars, have now completed their planned scientific exploration tasks, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA).

2022-07-01 20:00:55

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