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June 27, 2021
The China National Space Administration (CNSA) released videos of the landing process of the Zhurong rover on Utopia Planitia, Mars, including parachute deployment, parachute and backshell separation, obstacle avoidance camera view of the landing. Tianwen-1 (天问一号) is China’s first Mars exploration mission with an orbiter, a lander and a rover named Zhurong (祝融).
Zhurong landing on Mars (On-board camera view)
Zhurong, the Tianwen-1 mission’s rover, has descended from the landing platform to the surface of Mars, in the Utopia Planitia region, on 22 May 2021, at 02:40 UTC (10:40 China Standard Time). According to CNSA: “The sound of the rover’s departure process comes mainly from the driving mechanism, the friction between the wheels and the ramp, and the friction between the wheels and the ground.”
Zhurong’s sounds while descending onto Mars
Zhurong driving on Mars (no audio): On 1 June 2021, the rover deployed a Wi-Fi camera on the ground a drove away. The camera recorded the rover’s retreat and the turning process. Then, it captured an image of the Zhurong rover and the Tianwen-1 lander from about 10 meters away.
Image of the Zhurong rover and the Tianwen-1 lander from about 10 meters away
Tianwen-1 (天问一号) is China’s first Mars exploration mission with an orbiter, a lander and a rover named Zhurong (祝融).
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