The lander carries out a hovering-and-obstacle avoidance test in Huailai, Hebei province. Photo: Reuters

Mars here we come: China completes lander test for 2020 mission

  • Module successfully hovers, avoids obstacles at test site in northern China
  • Programme on track to begin seven-month journey to red planet next year, head of space administration says
Topic |   China science

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The lander carries out a hovering-and-obstacle avoidance test in Huailai, Hebei province. Photo: Reuters
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