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China launches Tianwen-1 Mars rover mission

ANI | Updated: Jul 23, 2020 11:55 IST


Beijing [China], July 23 (Sputnik/ ANI): China has declared successful the launch of its first Mars rover called Tianwen-1, the state-run China Central Television (CCTV) reported on Thursday, citing the China National Space Administration.

The Long March 5 carrier rocket with the rover was launched at 12.41 p.m. local time (04:41 GMT) from the Wenchang Space Launch Center on the southern island province of Hainan.
"On July 23, the launch of the first Chinese Mars rover Tianwen-1 was implemented successfully," CCTV reported.
After 2,167 seconds, the rocket successfully put the rover into the intended orbit, and it started "its trip to explore Mars."(Sputnik/ ANI)

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