China’s Mars orbiter has mapped the entire Red Planet

China’s first successful interplanetary mission has completed mapping the Red Planet more than a year after its arrival.

That tienwen 1 orbiter used its medium resolution camera to image the surface Mars; The spacecraft also fulfilled the science objectives assigned to the six other science payloads on board. With this milestone, both the orbiter and the rover Zhurong, which accompanied Tianwen 1 on its journey to Mars, have completed their planned scientific exploration tasks, according to to the China National Space Administration (CNSA).