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China's ambitious Tianwen-1 mission has travelled more than 15 million km since July, is safely on its way to Mars
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China's ambitious Tianwen-1 mission has travelled more than 15 million km since July, is safely on its way to Mars

The spacecraft consists of an orbiter, a lander and a rover, and was blasted into space aboard a Long March-5 rocket on 23 July.

China's Tianwen-1 mission captures unique image of the Earth and moon on its way to Mars
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China's Tianwen-1 mission captures unique image of the Earth and moon on its way to Mars

The black and white image was captured by the spacecraft some 1.2 million kilometres away from Earth, on 27 July.

China's Tianwen-1 Mars mission: Science objectives, instruments on the first-of-its-kind tech demo to the Red Planet
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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.

Successful liftoff of China's Tianwen-1 Mars mission met with celebration, suspicion on Twitter
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Successful liftoff of China's Tianwen-1 Mars mission met with celebration, suspicion on Twitter

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
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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.

China moves its Tianwen-1 Mars mission into Long March-5 rocket, slated for 23 July launch
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China moves its Tianwen-1 Mars mission into Long March-5 rocket, slated for 23 July launch

The first Chinese mission to Mars, Tianwen-1 will feature an orbiting spacecraft, a lander and a rover.

Chinese space agency reveals Tianwen-1 is the name of the first unmanned mission to Mars
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Chinese space agency reveals Tianwen-1 is the name of the first unmanned mission to Mars

The name comes from “Tianwen”, or “Questions to Heaven”, a poem written by Qu Yuan who lived more than two millennia ago.