ESA attempted to pick up data on Mars from China’s Zhurong • The Register

The European Space Agency (ESA) has made its first attempt to pick up data transmitted by the China National Space Administration’s (CNSA) Zhurong rover for relay back to Earth. Using orbiters as relays is a relatively common practice and means landers require less payload for transmitters and more for instruments. A short-range radio can transmit … Read more

At Mars, China’s Tianwen 1 orbiter and Zhurong rover are back in action after a radio blackout

A panoramic image taken by Zhurong released on announcement of the end of the solar conjunction period. (Image credit: CNSA/PEC) China’s Tianwen 1 orbiter and Zhurong rover are once again active at Mars following a communications blackout caused by the sun interfering with radio signals sent from Earth. Tianwen 1 and Zhurong had been in … Read more

China’s Zhurong rover marks 100 Earth days of operation on Mars

01:41 China’s Mars rover Zhurong has been operational on the red planet for 100 Earth days, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced on Monday. The CNSA on the same day released a series of new images of the Mars mission. A picture of China’s Mars rover and the landing platform on Mars. A tiny … Read more

China’s Zhurong Mars Rover Produces Panorama of Surroundings, to go on Safe Mode This Fall

China’s Zhurong Mars rover has produced a panorama of its surroundings in the Utopia Planitia in celebration of its 100 days of activity on the Red Planet. The Zhurong Mars rover and its orbiter companion, the Tianwen-1 are scheduled to go on safe mode this fall due to what is known as solar conjunction. This … Read more

Zhurong Mars rover returns panorama ahead of planetary blackout

China’s Mars rover Zhurong has produced a remarkable new panorama of its surroundings in Utopia Planitia to mark 100 days of activity on the Red Planet as preparations continue for the rover to spend more than a month in safe mode this autumn. The six-wheeled, solar-powered rover has covered 3,491 feet (1,064 meters) since rolling … Read more

China’s Zhurong rover outlives three-month life expectancy on Mars, Beijing extends service

As China pushes for deeper exploration of the universe with plans to dominate the modern space race, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) declared that the Zhurong rover trundling on the surface of Mars has achieved the tasks it set out to. The agency has now extended its service life on the alien world. The … Read more

China Zhurong Rover Marks Its 100 Days On Mars; Snaps Broad Panorama of the Utopia Planitia Area of Mars

China’s National Space Agency recently shared new photos of its Zhurong rover to honor the spacecraft’s 100th working day on Mars. South China Morning Post said the China National Space Administration issued the images, which revealed the rover’s route since it left the Tianwen-1 orbiter in May. CNSA added the new photos were taken about a … Read more

China’s Mars rover Zhurong sets completes primary mission, gets life extension

China’s Zhurong rover has completed its primary three-month-long expedition on Mars but is set to continue exploring the Red Planet. Zhurong completed its 90-sol mission in Mars’ Utopia Planitia on Aug. 15, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA). (One sol, or Mars day, lasts about 24 hours and 40 minutes. So 90 sols … Read more

Zhurong Rover of China Completes First Mars Exploration Tasks of 90 Days; What Follows?

China’s Mars rover named Zhurong landed on the Red Planet on May 15, making China the third country to send a rover to Mars. Moreover, Space.com reported that the country made history as the first-ever to carry out an orbiting, landing, and exploring operation as its first Mars mission. Now, CGTN reported that the Zhurong rover … Read more

China’s 1st Mars rover ‘Zhurong’ lands on the Red Planet

China just successfully landed its first rover on Mars, becoming only the second nation to do so. The Tianwen-1 mission, China’s first interplanetary endeavor, reached the surface of the Red Planet Friday (May 14) at approximately 7:11 p.m. EDT (2311 GMT), though Chinese space officials have not yet confirmed the exact time and location of … Read more