The Chinese Mars rover Zhu Rong next to its landing platform on the red planet’s surface. Photo: EPA-EFE
The Chinese Mars rover Zhu Rong next to its landing platform on the red planet’s surface. Photo: EPA-EFE

Europe’s Mars orbiter to read the signals in ‘blind’ dates with China’s rover

  • The Chinese probe Zhu Rong will use Europe’s Mars Express to send data to Earth in series of communication tests
  • Held in five time windows, the tests will be ‘blind’ because the two spacecraft use incompatible frequencies

Topic |   China's space programme
The Chinese Mars rover Zhu Rong next to its landing platform on the red planet’s surface. Photo: EPA-EFE
The Chinese Mars rover Zhu Rong next to its landing platform on the red planet’s surface. Photo: EPA-EFE
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