13 March 2020
Smriti Mallapaty is reporting for Nature magazine, that the launch for China's Mars 2020 is on track for July: "China’s first journey to Mars is one of the most anticipated space missions of the year. But with parts of the country in some form of lockdown because of the coronavirus, the mission teams have had to find creative ways to continue their work. ... Several days ago, the team had to move six scientific payloads for the orbiter from Beijing to Shanghai, where they will be assembled. Instead of risking the team members getting infected on a plane or high-speed train, 3 people drove the 6 payloads in a car - a journey that took more than 12 hours."
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