Yinghuo-1

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Yinghuo-1
萤火一号
Organization: CNSA
Mission type: Orbiter
Satellite of: Mars
Launch date: November 2011 (TBC)
Launch vehicle: Zenit rocket
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome
edit

Yinghuo-1 is a Chinese spacecraft.[1] It is China's first interplanetary mission.[1] Yinghuo-1 will orbit and study the planet Mars.[1] It will be launched with the Russian spacecraft Phobos-Grunt.[1] 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.[1] Its mission will last 2 years.

The name Yinghuo means firefly in Chinese.

References[change | change source]