Dynamic footage of Tianwen-1 entering the orbit of Mars unveiled
Updated 21:47, 12-Feb-2021

China National Space Administration has unveiled complete footage of the first Chinese Mars probe, Tianwen-1, as it was captured by the gravity of the Red Planet.

The footage reveals Mars coming into view, the slight vibration after engine ignition, and its flight from the daytime into the night. It also shows a clear image of the solar wing, the directional antenna, and Mars atmosphere and surface topography.

Tianwen-1 entered the orbit of the Red Planet on February 10 after a 202-day interplanetary voyage covering nearly 475 million kilometers.

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