China’s Tianwen-1 probe, seen en route to Mars, is set to touchdown on the red planet in May. Photo: AP China’s Tianwen-1 probe, seen en route to Mars, is set to touchdown on the red planet in May. Photo: AP
China’s Tianwen-1 probe, seen en route to Mars, is set to touchdown on the red planet in May. Photo: AP
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China space programme: Tianwen-1 enters Mars’ parking orbit ahead of touchdown in May

  • All flight control systems and equipment ‘working normally’, National Space Administration says
  • Notice comes just days after America’s Perseverance probe sent back the first audio ever recorded on the surface of the red planet

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China’s Tianwen-1 probe, seen en route to Mars, is set to touchdown on the red planet in May. Photo: AP China’s Tianwen-1 probe, seen en route to Mars, is set to touchdown on the red planet in May. Photo: AP
China’s Tianwen-1 probe, seen en route to Mars, is set to touchdown on the red planet in May. Photo: AP
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