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UAE and Chinese spacecraft safely enter Martian orbit – WSWS

The orbital insertion is an important stage in the process of solar system exploration.



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Two missions to Mars successfully entered orbit around the fourth planet in the solar system this week: the Hope spacecraft built by the United Arab Emirates and launched by Japan from the Tanegashima Space Center, on February 9, and the Tianwen-1 (heavenly questions) launched by China from the countrys Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site, on February 10.
Artists conception of the Tianwen-1 rover getting ready to deploy across the surface of Mars. Credit: China New Service/Wikimedia Commons
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