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China succesfully launches probe to Mars – Education – Australian Associated Press

The unmanned probe launched by China is expected to arrive at Mars in February, when it will attempt to deploy a rover to explore the planet for 90 days.

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China has successfully launched an unmanned probe to Mars in its first independent mission to another planet, a bid for global leadership in space, and a display of its technological prowess and ambition.
China’s largest carrier rocket, the Long March 5 Y-4, blasted off with the probe at 12.41pm local time on Thursday from Wenchang Space Launch Centre on the southern island of Hainan.
The probe is expected to reach Mars in February, where it will attempt to deploy a rover to explore the planet…

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