China's self-developed Mars probe to be displayed

China's astronomers have set their sights on the Red Planet following a successful soft landing on the moon late last year. 

IANS| Updated: Nov 03, 2015, 14:54 PM IST
China's self-developed Mars probe to be displayed

Beijing: A model of China's Martian probe is set to debut at a fair on Tuesday, the media reported.

The 17th China International Industry Fair will open on Tuesday in Shanghai, China.org reported. 

The golden model, which is a third of its real size, has been given pride of place at China's Aerospace Science and Technology Corp's exhibition stand.

Niu Shengda, a satellite expert with the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology, explained that the probe consists of two parts -- an orbiter and a lander.

China's astronomers have set their sights on the Red Planet following a successful soft landing on the moon late last year. 

They plan to launch the probe in 2020.