China embarks on ambitious Mars mission – Satellite News Digest

Rocket: Chang Zheng 5; Payload: Tianwen-1; Date: 23 July 2020, 0441 UTC; Launch site: Wenchang Space Launch Center, China. About 36 minutes later, the spacecraft, comprising an orbiter and a rover, was sent into the Earth-Mars transfer orbit, embarking on an almost seven-month journey to the red planet, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA).

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