14 November 2019
On 14 November, scientists and engineers were simulating the landing of the Chinese Mars 2020 spacecraft on a test area in Huailai County, north China's Hebei Province. It was demonstrated how the lander was suspended in air, descended and avoided collision in a simulated Mars environment. It was the first time for China’s Mars lander to meet the public amid efforts to increase international aerospace cooperation.. Nearly 100 foreign diplomatic envoys to China including France, Italy and Brazil as well as representatives of international organizations (European Union, the African Union and the Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization) were invited to view the testing on China’s Mars lander at a base.
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video footage of the test: China does key test on Mars probe lander
another photo of the test stand