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China Successfully Lands on Mars, Preps Rover for Deployment – ExtremeTech

China has successfully de-orbited the Tianwen-1 lander with the Zhurong rover attached and became just the third nation to land successfully on Mars.



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China became the third nation to successfully land on Mars over the weekend when the Tianwen-1 lander separated and successfully de-orbited. Only the United States and the Soviet Union have previously landed functional landers on Mars; several probes intended for the Red Planet have suffered what we might call “inadvertent lithobraking.”
Tianwen-1 carries the Zhurong rover, which is roughly the size of NASA’s Spirit or Opportunity rovers. It carries a ground-penetrating radar that can image up to…

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