China Becomes Second Nation to Successfully Land a Rover on Mars

Published May 16 2021 at 7:59 AM GMT
  • News has just come out announcing that China's Tianwen-1 probe has successfully landed on Mars.
  • Now the second nation to accomplish this task, after the United States, the China National Space Administration sent its Zhurong rover on the Tianwen-1 where it touched down in an icy area on Mars called Utopia Planitia.
  • Now joining NASA's Perseverance rover on the Red Planet, the Zhurong will stay on the surface of Mars for up to three months collecting data on the surrounding environment.
  • The six-wheeled rover is powered by solar energy and is equipped with a multispectral camera, NaTe cams, wind and sound detectors, a magnetometer probe, a LIBS laser, temp and pressure sensors, and a subsurface radar antenna.
  • Touchdown Confirmed! #Zhurong (""), the 1st Created-in-China Mars Rover, has landed in Utopia Planitia on Mars! China "' becomes the 2nd nation to land a rover successfully on Mars (3rd for a lander).



  • Published May 16, 2021 7:59 AM GMT