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LAUNCH OF CHINA’S TIANWEN-1 PROBE TO MARS, July 23, 2020?, Hainan Island, China, 12:00-3:00 am ET?

Update, July 22 EDT:  The Chinese still have not officially announced a launch date/time, but Andrew Jones tweeted today that it is scheduled for a three-hour launch window just after midnight overnight, specifically 12:00-3:00 am ET July 23 EDT.

Original Entry: China will launch an orbiter/lander/rover to Mars, Tianwen-1, in the July-August 2020 time frame on a Long March 5 rocket from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center on Hainan Island.

China has not officially announced the launch date, but China space expert Andrew Jones tweeted on July 7 that it could take place about July 23.





July 23, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm