China’s Tianwen-1 spacecraft has entered into an orbit around Mars after a 15-minute firing of the spacecraft’s 3000-newton engines.
The spacecraft will survey the planet before touching down onto the surface in May or June.
Additionally, the Chinese orbiter-rover has also approached the orbit of the red planet.
Chinese state-affiliated media reports:
China’s first Mars probe Tianwen-1 has successfully entered the orbit of the red planet after a crucial “brake” to decelerate and be captured by Mars gravity, according to #CNSA.
The United States and China are currently in a space race with the UAE and others as they battle for a stake and control of Mars and the moon.
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Author: Staff Writer