Photos of China’s Tianwen-1 mission to Mars



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Part of the Utopia Planitia impact basin on Mars, photographed by the HiRISE camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.  The Chinese Tianwen-1 Mars rover will land in a section of Utopia Planitia in 2021.

(Image credit: NASA / JPL / University of Arizona)

Part of the Utopia Planitia impact basin on Mars, photographed by the HiRISE camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The Chinese Tianwen-1 Mars rover will land in a section of Utopia Planitia in 2021.

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A Long March 5 rocket was transported vertically to the launch pad of China's Wenchang Space Launch Center on July 17, 2020. Note the logos of the European (ESA), French (CNES), Argentine (CONAE) and Austrian ( FFG) in addition to that of the Chinese National Space Agency (CNSA).

(Image credit: CNSA)

A Long March 5 rocket was transported vertically to the launch pad of China’s Wenchang Space Launch Center on July 17, 2020. Note the logos of the European (ESA), French (CNES), Argentine (CONAE) and Austrian ( FFG) in addition to that of the Chinese National Space Agency (CNSA).

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A Chinese Long March 5 rocket launches the China's National Space Administration's Tianwen-1 Mars rover, lander and orbiter from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center on Hainan Island on July 23, 2020.

(Image credit: CCTV / China National Space Agency)

A Chinese Long March 5 rocket launches the China’s National Space Administration’s Tianwen-1 Mars rover, lander and orbiter from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center on Hainan Island on July 23, 2020.

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A Chinese Long March 5 rocket launches the China's National Space Administration's Tianwen-1 Mars rover, lander and orbiter from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center on Hainan Island on July 23, 2020.

(Image credit: CCTV / China National Space Agency)

A Chinese Long March 5 rocket launches the China’s National Space Administration’s Tianwen-1 Mars rover, lander and orbiter from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center on Hainan Island on July 23, 2020.

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A Chinese Long March 5 rocket launches the China's National Space Administration's Tianwen-1 Mars rover, lander and orbiter from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center on Hainan Island on July 23, 2020.

(Image credit: CCTV / China National Space Agency)

A Chinese Long March 5 rocket launches the China’s National Space Administration’s Tianwen-1 Mars rover, lander and orbiter from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center on Hainan Island on July 23, 2020.

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The Tianwen-1 Mars orbiter, rover and lander separate from their March 5 Long rocket after a successful launch on July 23, 2020.

(Image credit: CCTV / China National Space Agency)

The Tianwen-1 Mars orbiter, rover and lander separate from their March 5 Long rocket after a successful launch on July 23, 2020.

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This screenshot from a CCTV broadcast shows a depiction of China's Tianwen-1 Mars orbiter-rover-lander after the spacecraft separated and the solar panel deployed on July 23, 2020.

(Image credit: CCTV / China National Space Agency)

This screenshot from a CCTV broadcast shows a depiction of China’s Tianwen-1 Mars orbiter-rover-lander after the spacecraft separated and the solar panel deployed on July 23, 2020.

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Artist's concept of China's first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, to the Red Planet.

(Image credit: CCTV / China National Space Administration)

An artist’s concept for China’s first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, en route to the Red Planet.

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Artist's concept of China's first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, to the Red Planet.

(Image credit: CCTV / China National Space Administration)

Artist’s concept of China’s first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, to orbit the Red Planet.

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Artist's concept of China's first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, to the Red Planet.

(Image credit: CCTV / China National Space Administration)

Artist’s concept of China’s first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, landing on the Red Planet.

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Artist's concept of China's first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, to the Red Planet.

(Image credit: CCTV / China National Space Administration)

Artist’s concept of China’s first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, landing on the Red Planet.

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Artist's concept of China's first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, to the Red Planet.

(Image credit: CCTV / China National Space Administration)

Artist’s concept of China’s first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, landing on the Red Planet.

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Artist's concept of China's first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, to the Red Planet.

(Image credit: CCTV / China National Space Administration)

Artist’s concept of China’s first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, to the Red Planet.

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Illustration of an artist of the first Chinese Martian Tianwen-1 rover on the Red Planet.  The mission starts on July 23, 2020.

(Image credit: CNSA)

Illustration of an artist of the first Chinese Martian Tianwen-1 rover on the Red Planet.

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Artist's concept of China's first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, to the Red Planet.

(Image credit: CCTV / China National Space Administration)

The concept of an artist of the Chinese rover Tianwen-1 deployed from the lander on the red planet.

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Artist's concept of China's first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, to the Red Planet.

(Image credit: CCTV / China National Space Administration)

An artist’s concept of the Tianwen-1 lander on the Red Planet.

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Diagram of the Chinese orbiter Tianwen-1 on Mars.

(Image credit: James Head)

Diagram of the Chinese orbiter Tianwen-1 on Mars.

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Schematic of the Chinese Tianwen-1 rover on Mars.

(Image credit: James Head)

Schematic of the Chinese Tianwen-1 rover on Mars.

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