TECH China's Tianwen-1 adjusts orbital inclination before Mars landing

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China's Tianwen-1 adjusts orbital inclination before Mars landing

CGTN

18:19, February 15, 2021

China's Tianwen-1 probe on Monday conducted a plane change maneuver at the apogee of the Mars orbit to adjust the orbital inclination of its flight.

Illustrations of the Tianwen-1 Mars orbital insertion (Photo: courtesy of CASC)

On February 10, the probe successfully entered the orbit around Mars after a nearly seven-month voyage from Earth.

The rover is expected to land on the Red Planet in May or June.


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