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Saturday, May 15, 2021

CONTINUITY: Chinese Tianwen-1 (天问) Lands on Mars

In vintage communist style, no streaming video or other contemporary coverage was provided of the landing, only this Stalinesque announcement after the (claimed) success, with the co-ordinates. Independent radio hobbyists have been tracking the telemetry signal from the lander and inferring mission events from its Doppler shift as it performed its final maneuvers and encountered Mars.

Posted at May 15, 2021 10:11