Published on July 27, 2020

Congratulations on the successful launch of Tianwen-1 Mars Rover Mission

The International Astronautical Federation (IAF) is pleased to extend sincere congratulations on the successful launch of the Tianwen-1 Mars Rover Mission.

This successful launch represents a major milestone for China’s interplanetary exploration and it is a testimony to the ingenuity and capabilities that the China has been working on and developing over the past years, affirming itself as a pivotal actor in the fields of space exploration and space science. It has been fascinating to see the advancement of the Chinese space programme and witness its growth and successes.

This ambitious mission that, for the first time ever, saw the launch of an orbiter, lander and rover all at once, will certainly be an inspiration for the space community and future generations of engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, pilots and every citizen worldwide.