Yinghuo-1 is a Chinese spacecraft. It is China's first interplanetary mission. Yinghuo-1 will orbit and study the planet Mars. It will be launched with the Russian spacecraft Phobos-Grunt. They will be carried to Mars by a Ukrainian Zenit rocket. The rocket will launch in November 2011, at Baikonur Cosmodrome. The space probe carries several instruments designed to study the surface and atmosphere of the planet. Its mission will last 2 years.
The name Yinghuo means firefly in Chinese.