Beijing, Nov 3 (IANS) 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.