Experts confident for Tianwen-1's upcoming Mars orbital insertion despite unprecedented challenges

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) released the first image of Mars taken by China’s first ever Mars probe Tianwen-1 on Friday. The black-and-white photo was taken about 2.2 million kilometers from the Red Planet, according to the CNSA. Tianwen-1 is expected to arrive in the gravity field of Mars and carry out a braking maneuver around February 10, a day before Chinese New Year’s Eve. Photo: VCG Carrying high hopes of stargazers from around the world, Tianwen-1, China’s first Mars probe, is expected to soon arrive in the scope of Mars and carry out an orbital insertion, which is a …

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