Antenna reflector for China’s Mars mission installed

The antenna reflector for China’s Mars exploration mission is now in place after being installed on Saturday at the Wuqing District in the northern municipality of Tianjin. The antenna, 72 meters high and weighs 2,700 tons, is a key equipment for receiving data from the Mars mission.

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China is the third largest country in the world by area and the largest country in the world by population. Properly known as the People’s Republic of China, the political territory of the country includes the former nations of Tibet and Hong Kong.

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