China’s Tianwen-1 mission have successfully reached Mars orbit on Wednesday. According to state- run news agency Xinhua, it was a 7 month journey from Earth.
China is the third country to arrive on Mars. United Arab Emirates’ Hope probe reached Mars orbit a day before Chinese Tianwen and a week before U.S, whose NASA’s Perseverance rover which is set to land. These three nations launched their Mars missions within days of each other this past July. Now, these nations will arrive at Mars one by one on this February.