The Chinese space agency revealed that Yutu-2 will be moving northwest towards a “basalt area” that are some “impact craters with high reflectivity”.
China's Tianwen-1 Mars mission: Science objectives, instruments on the first-of-its-kind tech demo to the Red Planet
If successful,Tianwen-1 will be signified as a major technical breakthrough in interplanetary mission technology.
The lander and rover will perform a soft landing on Utopia Planitia, around two to three months after it arrives to Mars.
China launches first Tianwen-1 orbiter-lander-rover mission to Mars today; CNSA yet to confirm success
The launch is an open secret, with CNSA not particularly hiding the relevant information but not being very forthcoming with it either.
Gaofen satellites are helping China build an all-weather, 24x7, global remote sensing system by 2020 that can monitor ground, sky, and the oceans.
Even with all the progress we've made in space exploration, something's always taking us back to our natural satellite.
With the ability to launch from sea, China can now deploy satellites from a mobile platform anywhere offshore.
NASA and CNSA have agreed that any major findings will be shared with the global research community.
China seeks to establish international lunar base using 3D printing technology after successful rover mission
Chang'e 4 sent the first panoramic image of its landing site since its historic arrival on the moon.
The far side or the “dark side” of the moon is never visible from Earth and China will be the first to land there.
China aims to catch up with Russia and the United States to become a major space power by 2030. It is planning to launch construction of its own manned space station next year.
Chinese space initiatives including its lunar mission delayed due to failure of heavy-lift carrier rocket
The launch of the China's new heavy-lift rocket, the Long March-5 Y2, carrying the heaviest ever satellite, failed in July.
China announced plans on Tuesday to launch a space probe to bring back samples from the moon before the end of the year, in what state media cast as competition to U.S. President Donald Trump's ambitions to revitalise U.S. space exploration.
Work is proceeding quickly on China's planned mission to land a rover on Mars by 2020, the chief administrator of the country's ambitious space program said Friday.