China plans to launch its first probe to Mars in July

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — China plans to launch its first Mars probe mission in July this year.

The probe will ship with the “Great March-5 Y4” missile, China Youth Daily reported, citing the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.

The rocket recently completed a final engine examination before final assembly.

According to the report, China will send the probe into orbit, land and land a rover on Mars.

In 2020, the Great March-5 rocket will also carry out a lunar mission.


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