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Tianwen-1 is a space probe of the China National Space Administration (CNSA) destined for the planet Mars. It launched on July 23, 2020 and entered Mars orbit on February 10, 2021. Tianwen-1 also carried the Zhurong rover, which landed on the Martian surface on May 14, 2021. The Tianwen-1 orbiter and the rover Zhurong remain operating in 2022.

NOTE: This addon will only show Tianwen-1 on its Earth to Mars cruise trajectory. The probe's trajectory around Mars has not yet been added. Also note that this addon does not add the Zhurong rover.

Tianwen-1 before launch

Tianwen-1 launch on July 23, 2020

Zhurong rover and the landing module on the Martian surface, seen by a camera left on the ground by the rover.

Landing module and Zhurong seen from Mars orbit by NASA's Mars Reconaissance Orbiter (MRO) on June 6, 2021.

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