Video | Mega Projects of China: Tianwen 1 Mars Probe 双语视频:大国重器系列之“天问一号”火星探测器

Tianwen 1, China's first independent Mars mission, was launched in July 2020.

On Feb 10, 2021, Tianwen 1 probe was successfully captured by Mars' gravity, becoming China's first man-made Mars satellite.

It successfully touched down at its pre-selected landing area in southern Utopia Planitia, a vast Martian plain at 7:18 am on May 15, 2021. 

By May 5, 2022, the Tianwen 1 orbiter had been in orbit for 651 days with a distance of 240 million km from the Earth and the Zhurong rover had worked on the surface of Mars for 347 Martian days, travelling a total of 1,921 meters.

By May 5, 2022, the Tianwen 1 orbiter and the Mars rover Zhurong had collected about 940 GB of original scientific data.

The success of Tianwen 1 probe mission is a landmark achievement in the self-dependent innovation and leapfrogging development of China's aerospace sector.

Tianwen 1 has not only left a Chinese footprint on Mars for the first time but also successfully achieved the three primary goals of Mars orbiting, landing, and roving in one mission for the first time. 

It has fully demonstrated the wisdom of Chinese scientists in the aerospace sector, marking China's entry into the list of the most advanced nations in the field of planetary exploration. 

Source: Guangzhou Daily

Videographer: Xiao Huanhuan

Video directors: Liu Yu, Wang Chenyang
Video editor: Liu Yu
Video supervisor: Wang Chenyang
English transcript: Lyu Yun, He Yinru (intern)

Edited by Lyu Yun, Wen Junhua