China’s first Mars rover ‘Zhurong’ lands on the Red Planet – Space.com May 14, 2021 – Space Saturday May 15, 2021

I saw this yesterday on Space.comChina’s first Mars rover ‘Zhurong’ lands on the Red Planet https://www.space.com/china-mars-rover-landing-success-tianwen-1-zhurong. Slightly longer article, but here’s what I considered relevant. Looks like Twitter https://twitter.com/CGTNOfficial/status/1393365096609435648 indicates the robots have landed as of last night although the rover may not have deployed yet.

By Hanneke Weitering – Editor May 14, 2021

https://www.space.com/china-mars-rover-landing-success-tianwen-1-zhurong

China just successfully landed its first rover on Mars, becoming only the second nation to do so.

The Tianwen-1 mission, China’s first interplanetary endeavor, reached the surface of the Red Planet Friday (May 14) at approximately 7:11 p.m. EDT (2311 GMT), though Chinese space officials have not yet confirmed the exact time and location of touchdown. Tianwen-1 (which translates to “Heavenly Questions”) arrived in Mars’ orbit in February after launching to the Red Planet on a Long March 5 rocket in July 2020.

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https://www.space.com/china-mars-rover-landing-success-tianwen-1-zhurong

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