Here’s Where and How We Think China Will Land on Mars

Post Syndicated from Andrew Jones original https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/aerospace/robotic-exploration/where-how-china-mars-mission-news

China aims to become only the second country to land and operate a spacecraft on the surface of Mars (NASA was first with a pair of Viking landers in 1976 if you don’t count the former Soviet Union’s 1971 Mars 3 mission). With just a few months before launch, China is still keeping key mission details quiet. But we can discern a few points about where and how it will attempt a landing on the Red Planet from recent presentations and interviews.