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Organization: CNSA
Mission type: Orbiter
Satellite of: Mars
Launch date: November 2011 (TBC)
Launch vehicle: Zenit rocket
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome

Yinghuo-1 was a Chinese spacecraft.[1] People planned for it to be China's first interplanetary mission.[1] Yinghuo-1 was supposed to orbit and study the planet Mars.[1] It was launched with the Russian spacecraft Phobos-Grunt.[1] The spacecraft got into space, but something went wrong and it couldn't escape earth's gravity.

The name Yinghuo means firefly in Chinese.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Yinghuo-1: Read More". NASA. Retrieved 2011-08-31.