China's first successful
interplanetary mission has completed mapping the Red Planet more than a year after its arrival.
The Tianwen 1 orbiter
used its medium-resolution camera to image the surface of Mars
The spacecraft also
completed science objectives assigned to the six other scientific payloads on board.
The orbiter and the Zhurong
rover, which accompanied Tianwen 1 on the trip to Mars, have now completed their scientific exploration tasks
The agency also released
new images that show a series of surface features on Mars as captured by Tianwen 1.
Tianwen 1 arrived at
Mars in February 2021 and has completed 1,344 orbits as of June 29, CNSA noted.