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China's Tianwen-1 Mars mission in photos

China's first Mars exploration mission, Tianwen-1, will arrive in orbit at the Red Planet on Feb. 10, 2021

Tianwen-1 consists of an orbiter, a lander and a rover. The Tianwen-1 rover is scheduled to deploy to the Martian surface in May, when it will touch down in Utopia Planitia, a large plain that is part of the biggest impact basin on Mars. 

See photos of the Tianwen-1 mission here! 

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

(Image credit: CCTV/China National Space Agency)

The Tianwen-1 mission launched on a Chinese Long March 5 rocket on July 23, 2020, from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center on Hainan Island.

Full story: China launches ambitious Tianwen-1 Mars rover mission

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China's Tianwen-1 Mars probe is seen by a tiny camera ejected from the spacecraft in a photo captured 15 million miles from Earth.

(Image credit: CNSA)

China's Tianwen-1 Mars probe is seen by a tiny camera ejected from the spacecraft in a photo captured 15 million miles from Earth.

Full story: China's Tianwen-1 Mars probe snaps epic deep-space selfie

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China's Tianwen-1 Mars probe is seen by a tiny camera ejected from the spacecraft in a photo captured 15 million miles (24 million kilometers) from Earth.

(Image credit: CNSA)

China's Tianwen-1 Mars probe is seen by a tiny camera ejected from the spacecraft in a photo captured 15 million miles (24 million kilometers) from Earth.

Full story: China's Tianwen-1 Mars probe snaps epic deep-space selfie

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An animated image of the small ejected camera tumbling away from Tianwen-1.

(Image credit: CNSA)

An animated image of the small ejected camera tumbling away from Tianwen-1.

Full story: China's Tianwen-1 Mars probe snaps epic deep-space selfie

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The Earth and moon imaged by Tianwen-1 on July 27, 2020, when it was 750,000 miles away from its planet of origin.

(Image credit: CNSA)

The Earth and moon imaged by Tianwen-1 on July 27, 2020, when it was 750,000 miles away from its planet of origin.

Full story: On its way to Mars, Chinese spacecraft spots Earth and moon, aces steering maneuver

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The first image of Mars returned by China's Tianwen-1 spacecraft. The China National Space Administration (CNSA) released the image on Feb. 5, 2021, demonstrating that the powerful, high-resolution camera on the Tianwen-1 spacecraft was working properly ahead of its orbit arrival. The greyscale image was captured at a distance of 1.36 million miles (2.2 million kilometers) from Mars, according to CNSA.

(Image credit: CNSA/PEC)

The first image of Mars returned by China's Tianwen-1 spacecraft. The China National Space Administration (CNSA) released the image on Feb. 5, 2021, demonstrating that the powerful, high-resolution camera on the Tianwen-1 spacecraft was working properly ahead of its orbit arrival. The greyscale image was captured at a distance of 1.36 million miles (2.2 million kilometers) from Mars, according to CNSA.

Related: Mars ahead! China's Tianwen-1 mission snaps 1st photo of Red Planet.

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A portion of Mars' Utopia Planitia impact basin, as photographed by the HiRISE camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. China's Tianwen-1 Mars rover will touch down in a section of Utopia Planitia in 2021.

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

A portion of Mars' Utopia Planitia impact basin, as photographed by the HiRISE camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. China's Tianwen-1 Mars rover will touch down in a section of Utopia Planitia in 2021.

Full story: China chooses landing site for Tianwen-1 Mars rover

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

(Image credit: CNSA)

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

Full story: China's Tianwen-1 Mars mission rolls out to launch pad (photos, video)

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The Chinese Long March-5 rocket carrying China's Tianwen-1 Mars mission rolls out to the launch pad on July 17, 2020.

(Image credit: CNSA)

The Chinese Long March 5 rocket carrying China's Tianwen-1 Mars mission rolls out to the launch pad on July 17, 2020.

Full story: China's Tianwen-1 Mars mission rolls out to launch pad (photos, video)

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

Full story: China launches ambitious Tianwen-1 Mars rover mission

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

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A Chinese Long March 5 rocket launches the China National Space Administration's Tianwen-1 Mars rover, lander and orbiter from 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 National Space Administration's Tianwen-1 Mars rover, lander and orbiter from 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 Long March 5 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 Long March 5 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 spacecraft separation and solar array deployment 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 spacecraft separation and solar array deployment on July 23, 2020.

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A still image showing China's Tianwen-1 Mars spacecraft as seen by the Hawaii-based asteroid survey ATLAS.

(Image credit: NASA)

A still image showing China's Tianwen-1 Mars spacecraft as seen by the Hawaii-based asteroid survey ATLAS.

Full story: NASA asteroid camera spots China's Tianwen-1 Mars spacecraft speeding away from Earth

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China's Tianwan-1 Mars rover is pictured at the "Mars yard," a simulated Red Planet testing ground at the China Academy of Space Technology in Beijing, China.

(Image credit: CCTV)

China's Tianwan-1 Mars rover is pictured at the "Mars yard," a simulated Red Planet testing ground at the China Academy of Space Technology in Beijing, China.

Full story: Tour China's 'Mars yard' for its Tianwen-1 rover mission (video)

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China's Tianwan-1 Mars rover is pictured at the "Mars yard," a simulated Red Planet testing ground at the China Academy of Space Technology in Beijing.

(Image credit: CCTV)

China's Tianwan-1 Mars rover is pictured at the "Mars yard," a simulated Red Planet testing ground at the China Academy of Space Technology in Beijing.

Full story: Tour China's 'Mars yard' for its Tianwen-1 rover mission (video)

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China's Tianwan-1 Mars rover (right) is larger than the Yutu moon rovers (left).

(Image credit: CCTV)

China's Tianwan-1 Mars rover (right) is larger than the Yutu moon rovers (left).

Full story: Tour China's 'Mars yard' for its Tianwen-1 rover mission (video)

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A closeup view of the Tianwen-1 rover's wheels.

(Image credit: CCTV)

A closeup view of the Tianwen-1 rover's wheels.

Full story: Tour China's 'Mars yard' for its Tianwen-1 rover mission (video)

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China's Tianwan-1 Mars rover is pictured at the "Mars yard," a simulated Red Planet testing ground at the China Academy of Space Technology in Beijing.

(Image credit: CCTV)

China's Tianwan-1 Mars rover is pictured at the "Mars yard," a simulated Red Planet testing ground at the China Academy of Space Technology in Beijing.

Full story: Tour China's 'Mars yard' for its Tianwen-1 rover mission (video)

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An artist's concept of China's first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, at the Red Planet.

(Image credit: CCTV/China National Space Administration)

An artist's concept of China's first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, on its way to the Red Planet.

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An artist's concept of China's first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, at the Red Planet.

(Image credit: CCTV/China National Space Administration)

An artist's concept of China's first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, arriving in orbit at the Red Planet.

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An artist's concept of China's first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, at the Red Planet.

(Image credit: CCTV/China National Space Administration)

An artist's concept of China's first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, landing on the Red Planet.

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An artist's concept of China's first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, at the Red Planet.

(Image credit: CCTV/China National Space Administration)

An artist's concept of China's first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, landing on the Red Planet.

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An artist's concept of China's first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, at the Red Planet.

(Image credit: CCTV/China National Space Administration)

An artist's concept of China's first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, landing on the Red Planet.

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An artist's concept of China's first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, at the Red Planet.

(Image credit: CCTV/China National Space Administration)

An artist's concept of China's first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, at the Red Planet.

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An artist's illustration of China's first Mars rover Tianwen-1 on the Red Planet. The mission launches on July 23, 2020.

(Image credit: CNSA)

An artist's illustration of China's first Mars rover Tianwen-1 on the Red Planet. 

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An artist's concept of China's first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, at the Red Planet.

(Image credit: CCTV/China National Space Administration)

An artist's concept of China's Tianwen-1 rover being deployed from the lander on the Red Planet.

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An artist's concept of China's first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, at 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 China's Tianwen-1 Mars orbiter.

(Image credit: James Head)

Diagram of China's Tianwen-1 Mars orbiter.

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Diagram of China's Tianwen-1 Mars rover.

(Image credit: James Head)

Diagram of China's Tianwen-1 Mars rover.

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