Released images of the Mars capture process of Tianwen-1

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On February 10th, China’s first Mars exploration mission, Tianwen-1, carried out near-fire capture braking. The orbiter 3000N orbit-controlled engine ignited for about 15 minutes. The probe successfully entered the ring-fire orbit and became my country’s first artificial Mars. Satellites, to achieve the goal of “orbiting,” the first step of “orbiting,” orbiting Mars successfully!

The National Space Administration released images of the Mars capture process of the first Mars exploration mission Tianwen-1. The surveillance camera completely recorded the entry and exit of Mars, the slight vibration of the probe after the engine was ignited, and the process of the probe flying from Mars to night. The solar wing, directional antenna, Martian atmosphere and surface topography were clearly visible.


After the first Mars exploration mission entered the Mars capture phase from the ground fire transfer phase, the medium-resolution camera, high-resolution camera, magnetometer, mineral spectrum analyzer, ion and neutral particles and energy particles carried by the Tianwen-1 orbiter The payloads such as sounding instruments will continue to work to carry out multi-dimensional exploration of Mars.

According to China Aerospace, since its successful launch on July 23, 2020, the Tianwen-1 probe has flown for a total of 202 days, completed 1 deep-space maneuver and 4 midway corrections, and the probe’s flight mileage was approximately 475 million when it reached Mars. It is about 192 million kilometers away from the earth, and the one-way delay of device-to-earth communication is about 10.7 minutes. All systems are in good condition. The follow-up Tianwen-1 probe will also undergo several orbital adjustments, enter the Mars moored orbit, and carry out pre-selected landing zone exploration. It is planned to choose an opportunity to land on Mars and carry out inspections from May to June 2021.

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