China Unveils Photos of Mars Rover for 2020 Launch

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Mars PlanetChina has unveiled photos of its Mars rover that is scheduled for a July or August 2020 launch to carry out a three-month mission on the planet’s surface, Chinese state news agency Xinhua reported Tueday.

The rover would weigh 441 pounds and carry 13 payloads such as a remote sensing camera and a ground penetrating radar, according to the report.

China expects the rover to land in a low-latitude area in Mars’ northern hemisphere after a seventh-month journey, Xinhua stated.

Mars’ equator features better solar power utilization than the northern hemisphere but the latter has more suitable geographic conditions, the report.

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