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Chinese Mars Lander Unveiled

A one-third scale model of China's proposed Mars spacecraft went on display Nov. 3  at the 17th China International Industry Fair in Shanghai. The mission, scheduled for launch in 2020, will include both an orbiter and a lander. It will be China's second attempt at a Mars mission, after the small Yinghuo-1 spacecraft that flew as a secondary payload on Russia's failed Fobos-Grunt mission in 2011.

A one-third scale model of China's proposed Mars spacecraft went on display Nov. 3 at the 17th China International Industry Fair in Shanghai. The mission, scheduled for launch in 2020, will include both an orbiter and a lander. It will be China's second attempt at a Mars mission, after the small Yinghuo-1 spacecraft that flew as a secondary payload on Russia's failed Fobos-Grunt mission in 2011.

China is showing off a model of a Mars mission it plans to launch in 2020.

A one-third scale model of the proposed spacecraft went on display Tuesday at the 17th China International Industry Fair in Shanghai.

The mission, scheduled for launch in 2020, will include both an orbiter and a lander.

It will be China’s second attempt at a Mars mission, after the small Yinghuo-1 spacecraft that flew as a secondary payload on Russia’s failed Fobos-Grunt mission in 2011. [gbtimes]


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