Tianwen-1 will use a laser range finder to work out where it is relative to Martian terrain and microwave sensor to determine its speed more accurately.
China has developed its space program rapidly since it conducted its first crewed mission in 2003.
The mole is a digging instrument and part of a suite of heat-sensing instruments on InSight.
This was likely the first Marsquake detected by InSight's instruments on the Red Planet.
The German drilling instrument on the InSight lander struck what appeared to be a couple of stones.
The Korolev crater is filled with ice throughout the Martian year, frozen under Mars' cold air.
InSight will put a wind cover over the seismometer next month & set down its second Mars experiment.
InSight also caught a survey shot of the patch of Mars where it will set down its science instruments.
NASA's InSight spacecraft touched down on the sweeping red equatorial plains of Mars on 26 November.
NASA expects better images from InSight soon, once it sheds the dust covers protecting its cameras.
InSight's mission to scope out the insides of Mars is designed to last one Martian, two Earth years.
Being a three-legged lander and not a rover, InSight will remain wherever it touches down.
European Space Agency's Mars lander may have exploded on impact with the red planet, scientists suggest after preliminary analysis of new images taken by a Nasa probe
In a major achievement, the Giant Metre-wave Radio Telescope (GMRT) at Khodad detected and tracked the landing of a European Space Agency's lost Schiaparelli Mars lander
The search for life on Mars may take a giant leap on Wednesday when a space lander is due to touch down on the red planet in Europe's first attempt to land a craft there since the Beagle 2's "heroic failure" more than a decade ago.
A Mars lander left its mothership on Sunday after a seven-month journey from Earth and headed towards the red planet's surface to test technologies for Europe's planned first Mars rover, which will search for signs of past and present life.
The gone-but-not-forgotten spacecraft Beagle-2 went AWOL on Christmas Day, 2003, when it was supposed to land on Mars and start transmitting data back to Earth.