14 May 2021
China’s 1st Mars exploration mission, Tianwen 1, has functioned normally since its launch on 23 July 2020. On 10 February 2021, Tianwen 1 entered the Martian orbit for scientific exploration and a huge amount of scientific data became available since then. With the evaluation of the flight status, Tianwen-1 probe is scheduled to perform the landing sequence, heading for Utopia Planitia, at the proper time slot starting from the early morning 15 May until 19 May, Beijing time.
Tianwen 1 ready for Mars touchdown as landing window opens