Tianwen-1 entered into a polar orbit around Mars

Tianwen-1 entered into a polar orbit around Mars

On 15 February 2021, at 09:00 (17:00 China Standard Time), Tianwen-1’s 3000N engined was ignited placing the spacecraft into a polar orbit around Mars. Tianwen-1 will perform several more orbital adjustments to enter a parking orbit. Tianwen-1 (天问一号) is China’s first Mars exploration mission with an orbiter, a lander and a rover. The name Tianwen (天问, Questions to Heaven) comes from a poem written by the Chinese poet Qu Yuan.
Credit: China Central Television (CCTV)/China National Space Administration (CNSA)

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