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Tianwen 1 (Huoxing 1, HX 1)

Huoxing 1 Orbiter [Xinhua]

Huoxing 1 lander [Xinhua]

Huoxing 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 launch vehicle will be a CZ-5 rocket from the new Wenchang spaceport on the island province of Hainan in summer 2020.

Nation: China
Type / Application: Mars orbiter and rover
Power: Solar cells, batteries (cruise stage); Solar cells, batteries (rover)
Orbit: Heliocentric
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Tianwen 1 (ex Huoxing 1, HX 1) - 2020 We LP-101 CZ-5/YZ2