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China space programme: Tianwen-1 enters Mars’ parking orbit ahead of touchdown in May

China’s Mars probe has entered the red planet’s parking orbit where it will operate for the next three months before attempting to land, according to the China National Space Administration.The Tianwen-1, which had been circling Mars since February 10, entered its parking orbit on Wednesday, the agency said.“Currently the status of equipment is normal and all flight control systems are working normally as planned,” it said.Each complete orbit will take Tianwen, or “Heavenly Questions”, two…


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