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China eyes July 20-25 launch for Mars rover

Written by  Wednesday, 01 July 2020 06:37
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Beijing (AFP) July 1, 2020
China's first Mars rover should launch later this month, authorities said Wednesday, as the country races to catch up with the US dominance of space. The Tianwen-1 Mars rover is scheduled to blast off from Hainan island, off China's south coast, between July 20 - 25, according to the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre. It will be China's first interplanetary mission, and takes place shortly

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