When it arrives off Mars in February next year, Tianvan-1" will be about 195 million km from Earth and will have travelled 470 million km.
The Tianvan-1" probe was launched on July 23rd from the Wenchang Cosmodrome in the southern Chinese province of Hainan. It will approach Mars with a series of four maneuvers, the first of which was successfully completed in early August, BTA reported.
However, Chinese authorities do not give any information about the experimental multi-flight spacecraft, which a week ago returned to Earth after a two-day flight.
China's 'Tianvan-1' probe is now at a distance of 15m kilometres from Earth
China's space agency said the “Tianvan-1" probe is in stable condition and is already 15 million kilometers from Earth en route to Mars, the Associated Press reported.tags:
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