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.
The photographer, the Chinese Longjiang-2 satellite, made its way into lunar orbit in June 2018.
Instruments on China's Chang'e-3 moon mission survived 60 lunar nights & continue to be in operation.
NASA and CNSA have agreed that any major findings will be shared with the global research community.
The rover, itself, had gone into 'sleep mode' as the first lunar night since its landing began.
Other seeds in Chang'e-4's 'moon capsules' are potato, rapeseed, rock cress, yeast & fruit flies!
China discussed plans for future moon missions basking in the recent success of Chang'e-4.
The agency is aiming to get samples from the moon this year & send a probe to Mars by 2020.
Beijing plans to send another lander, Chang'e-5, later this year to return with samples from the far side.
Chang'e-4's lander and rover make a successful touch down at 10.26 am PT earlier today.
China launches new meteorological satellite, Fengyun-2H, to provide free weather data to Belt and Road Initiative countries
China has launched the Fengyun-2H meteorological satellite which will provide free weather data to Belt and Road Initiative countries.
It was the third launch of the Jilin-1 family, a remote sensing system of more than 60 satellites developed by the Chang Guang Satellite Technology Co.
China will send its second orbiting space lab Tiangong-2 into space in the third quarter of this year, which is expected to dock with a cargo ship next year, authorities said on Sunday.