China launches ambitious attempt to land rover on Mars

China launches ambitious attempt to land rover on Mars

China launched its most ambitious Mars mission on Thursday. Tianwen-1 was launched on a Long March-5 carrier rocket from Hainan Island. This is the second flight to Mars this week, as a UAE orbiter blasted off on a rocket from Japan on Monday. The US too is aiming to launch Perseverance, its most sophisticated Mars rover ever, from Cape Canaveral, Florida, next week.

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porcus 2 weeks

There is a big difference between a successful launch (which they still struggle with), a successful navigation to the destination, and a successful landing.

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