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The UAE and six spacecraft are orbiting Mars now: three American, two European and one from India. The red planet is receiving plenty more traffic this month — China’s Tianwen-1 mission is due to slip into Mars’ orbit in less than 24 hours and attempt a landing in May. And a rover from the U.S. named Perseverance is aiming for a landing on Feb. 18. — News Item