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China successfully lands Zhurong rover on Mars

Jun 2021 | No Comment

China has successfully landed the Zhurong rover on the surface of Mars, according to news reports. After three months of preparations in orbit, the 240-kilogram Zhurong rover touched down on the dunes of southern Utopia Planitia.

Zhurong is equipped with six science payloads, including a laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy instrument for analyzing surface elements and minerals, panoramic and multispectral imagers, a climate station, magnetometer and a ground-penetrating radar.

It aims to collect data on water-ice deposits, weather, topography and geology and other science data.

China becomes the second nation to land a rover on the surface of another planet followed by the US.

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