2020-10-29

“Tianwen-1” probe completes the third midway correction of orbit

By yqqlm yqqlm

Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, October 28th, the reporter learned from the National Space Administration, October 28, 2020 At about 22:00 on the day, under the control of the flight control team of my country’s first Mars exploration mission, eight 25N engines of the “Tianwen-1” probe were ignited at the same time, and the third midway correction of the orbit was successfully completed, and the 25N engine was calibrated on orbit. Actual performance.

Experts introduced that the third midway correction of the orbit was implemented to make minor adjustments to the transfer orbit after the deep space maneuver, so that the Mars rover will rendezvous with Mars at the scheduled time.

As of now,”Tianwen-1″ has been in orbit for 97 days, about 44 million kilometers away from the earth, and a flight distance of about 256 million kilometers. The detector systems are in good condition, and the ground measurement and control communication centers And the station tracking is normal.