Tianwen 1 cruise configuration [Xinhua]
Tianwen 1 Orbiter [Xinhua]
Tianwen 1 lander [Xinhua]
Tianwen 1 rover [Xinhua]
China plans to launch the Tianwen 1 Mars probe (formerly known as Huoxing 1 or HX 1), consisting of an orbiter and a lander with rover.
The science goals include studying the Martian topography, soil, environment, atmosphere and water ice, as well as the planet's internal structure and search for possible signs of life.
The Tianwen-1 mission consists of two parts: an orbiter and a lander, which carries a rover.
The orbiter carries a complement of 6 instruments:
The rover carries a complement of 6 instruments:
The launch vehicle will be a CZ-5/YZ2 rocket from the new Wenchang spaceport on the island province of Hainan in summer 2020.
|Type / Application:||Mars orbiter and rover|
|Power:||Solar cells, batteries (cruise stage); Solar cells, batteries (rover)|
|Tianwen 1 (ex Huoxing 1, HX 1)||2020-049A||23.07.2020||We LP-101||CZ-5|