What is the name of first Mars exploration mission being carried out by China?

A. Shenkaku-1
B. Unsaki-1
C. Tianwen-1
D. Yokotaki-1

Show Answer
C. Tianwen-1

Explanation: Tianwen-1 is a planned mission by China to send a spacecraft, which consists of an orbiter, a lander and a rover, to Mars. The mission is planned to be launched in July 2020. The CNSA said all of China’s planetary exploration missions in future would be named “Tianwen”. The name, Tianwen, which literally means "ask the sky," comes from great Chinese poet Qu Yuan's long poem, reflecting Chinese people's persistence in seeking truth and exploring nature and the universe.


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