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China launches 1st Mars mission Tiwanwen-1

 Fast Mail) -China on Thursday launched its first mission to Mars.The mission, named Tianwen-1, was launched on a Long March-5 Y4 carrier rocket from Wenchang Space Launch Center in the southern Hainan province.

 

The Chinese authorities said that the space craft  after flying for roughly 2,000 seconds, it  entered the planned Earth-Mars transfer orbit, officially embarking on its journey to the Red Planet which is estimated to take roughly seven months.

 

 

 Preparations were completed last week for the country's first Mars exploration mission -- the first in the world that seeks to deploy an orbiter, lander and rover all at once.

 

Chinese space researchers said the Tianwen-1 Mars probe is expected to reach Mars's gravity field in February 2021.

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