China’s Tianwen-1 probe is preparing to land its rover in a vast northern lava plain known as the Utopia Planitia, says state media. Photo: China National Space Administration China’s Tianwen-1 probe is preparing to land its rover in a vast northern lava plain known as the Utopia Planitia, says state media. Photo: China National Space Administration
China’s Tianwen-1 probe is preparing to land its rover in a vast northern lava plain known as the Utopia Planitia, says state media. Photo: China National Space Administration

Anticipation builds for Zhu Rong Mars rover landing, another step towards China’s space ambitions

  • Tianwen-1 probe reported in ‘crucial touchdown stage’, prepares to land rover in Utopia Planitia plain on red planet
  • Speculation about landing fires up after space-flight expert predicts rover will land Saturday morning, Beijing time

Topic |   China's space programme
China’s Tianwen-1 probe is preparing to land its rover in a vast northern lava plain known as the Utopia Planitia, says state media. Photo: China National Space Administration China’s Tianwen-1 probe is preparing to land its rover in a vast northern lava plain known as the Utopia Planitia, says state media. Photo: China National Space Administration
China’s Tianwen-1 probe is preparing to land its rover in a vast northern lava plain known as the Utopia Planitia, says state media. Photo: China National Space Administration
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