China’s Mars orbiter has mapped the entire Red Planet

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 arriving.

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

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