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China's Tianwen-1 spacecraft just adjusted orbital inclination before Mars landing
Published: Feb 15, 2021 06:21 PM

Illustrations of the Tianwen-1 Mars orbital insertion Photo: courtesy of CASC


 China's Tianwen-1 probe on Monday conducted a plane change maneuver at the apogee of the Mars orbit to adjust the orbital inclination of its flight.

On February 10, the probe successfully entered the orbit around Mars after a nearly seven-month voyage from Earth.

The rover is expected to land on the Red Planet in May or June.
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