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Aug 6, 2020

China’s Mars probe completes first orbital correction

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The probe of China’s first Mars mission, Tianwen-1, successfully carried out its first orbital correction Sunday morning, according to the China National Space Administration.

The probe completed the orbital correction at 7 a.m. Beijing time after its 3000N engine worked for 20 seconds.

It had flown for about 230 hours in space, traveling 3 million kilometers away from the Earth by the time of the first orbital correction.

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