China's Tianwen-1 Probe performs orbital adjustment around Mars

Added On February 16, 2021


China's Tianwen-1 probe on Monday performed an orbital maneuver around Mars after it became the country's first spacecraft to explore an extraterrestrial planet.
According to the China National Space Administration, a 3000N(Newton) engine was ignited to ensure the probe's trajectory passes the poles of Mars. 
The periareion, the point in the orbit that is closest to Mars, was adjusted to 265 km.
The administration said the spacecraft will perform several more orbital adjustments to enter a parking orbit.
The probe, including an orbiter, a lander and a rover, successfully entered the Mars orbit on Feb. 10 after a nearly seven-month voyage from Earth.
The lander carrying the rover is expected to land on Mars in May or June.