The Chinese probe Tianwen-1 has sent new photos of Mars. This was reported by the press service of the China National Space Administration.
As noted, the pictures were taken in mid-March with a medium-resolution camera.
On March 16, Tianwen-1 photographed the southern hemisphere of Mars at an altitude of about 11,200 km. Click on the photo to enlarge.
On March 18, the device captured the northern hemisphere. The height was 11,500 km.
- On July 23, 2020, the Tianwen-1 mission was launched from Earth.
- On February 10, 2021, the Chinese station made a 15-minute braking maneuver and entered the primary elliptical orbit of Mars. The PRC, following the UAE, entered a small club of countries that were able to send vehicles to an areocentric (Martian) orbit.
- The ultimate goal of the Tianwen-1 mission is to land the rover on the Utopia Plain in May or June.