China's Mars probe completes first orbital correction


An image of the scene taken at the Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, China, Aug 2, 2020. China's Mars probe Tianwen-1 successfully carried out its first orbital correction at 7am (2300 GMT Saturday) and continued to head for the Mars. - Xinhua

BEIJING, Aug 2 (China Daily/ANN): China's Tianwen 1 Mars probe carried out its first mid-course correction maneuver on Sunday morning, according to the China National Space Administration.

The administration said in a statement that the maneuver took place at 7:00 am when one of the spacecraft's main engines was activated and worked 20 seconds.

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