After solar conjunction, China’s Mars rover Zhurong continues adventures

China’s first Mars rover Zhurong, which lost contact with Earth for about a month during the solar conjunction, has sent back a signal from a distance of 400 million km stating that it is in a normal condition. During the solar conjunction, when Mars and Earth move to either side of the Sun and the … Read more

At Mars, China’s Tianwen 1 orbiter and Zhurong rover are back in action after a radio blackout

A panoramic image taken by Zhurong released on announcement of the end of the solar conjunction period. (Image credit: CNSA/PEC) China’s Tianwen 1 orbiter and Zhurong rover are once again active at Mars following a communications blackout caused by the sun interfering with radio signals sent from Earth. Tianwen 1 and Zhurong had been in … Read more

Zhurong Mars rover returns panorama ahead of planetary blackout

China’s Mars rover Zhurong has produced a remarkable new panorama of its surroundings in Utopia Planitia to mark 100 days of activity on the Red Planet as preparations continue for the rover to spend more than a month in safe mode this autumn. The six-wheeled, solar-powered rover has covered 3,491 feet (1,064 meters) since rolling … Read more

China’s Zhurong rover outlives three-month life expectancy on Mars, Beijing extends service

As China pushes for deeper exploration of the universe with plans to dominate the modern space race, the China National Space Administration (CNSA) declared that the Zhurong rover trundling on the surface of Mars has achieved the tasks it set out to. The agency has now extended its service life on the alien world. The … Read more

China Zhurong Rover Marks Its 100 Days On Mars; Snaps Broad Panorama of the Utopia Planitia Area of Mars

China’s National Space Agency recently shared new photos of its Zhurong rover to honor the spacecraft’s 100th working day on Mars. South China Morning Post said the China National Space Administration issued the images, which revealed the rover’s route since it left the Tianwen-1 orbiter in May. CNSA added the new photos were taken about a … Read more

China’s Zhurong Rover Has Its Mars Mission Extended

China’s Zhurong Mars rover, captured by a wireless camera. CNSA There are currently no less than three rovers active on the surface of Mars: NASA’s Perseverance and Curiosity rovers, along with China’s Zhurong rover. Now, it looks like these three will continue exploring for some time to come, as Zhurong has just had its mission … Read more

Zhurong Rover of China Completes First Mars Exploration Tasks of 90 Days; What Follows?

China’s Mars rover named Zhurong landed on the Red Planet on May 15, making China the third country to send a rover to Mars. Moreover, Space.com reported that the country made history as the first-ever to carry out an orbiting, landing, and exploring operation as its first Mars mission. Now, CGTN reported that the Zhurong rover … Read more

China’s Mars rover Zhurong sets completes primary mission, gets life extension

China’s Zhurong rover has completed its primary three-month-long expedition on Mars but is set to continue exploring the Red Planet. Zhurong completed its 90-sol mission in Mars’ Utopia Planitia on Aug. 15, according to the China National Space Administration (CNSA). (One sol, or Mars day, lasts about 24 hours and 40 minutes. So 90 sols … Read more

How China’s Mars lander Zhurong will attempt to touch down on the red planet- Technology News, Firstpost

The ConversationMay 05, 2021 09:19:44 AM For the first few months of 2021, the Martian atmosphere was buzzing with new visitors from Earth. First, it was the UAE Space Agency’s Hope probe, followed by the Chinese Tianwen-1 entering orbit. More recently NASA landed the biggest-ever rover on Mars and its companion, an ingenious helicopter, both … Read more

China’s Mars rover Zhurong just snapped an epic self-portrait on the Red Planet (photos)

China’s Mars rover Zhurong poses for a self portrait with its lander in this photo from Utopia Planitia released on June 11, 2021. (Image credit: CNSA) China’s Zhurong rover, which landed on Mars on May 14, has sent a new batch of images to Earth — including a “family photo” featuring the rover together with its rocket-powered landing platform posing for … Read more