Yinghuo-1 facts for kids
|Launch date:||November 2011 (TBC)|
|Launch vehicle:||Zenit rocket|
|Launch site:||Baikonur Cosmodrome|
Yinghuo-1 was a Chinese spacecraft. People planned for it to be China's first interplanetary mission. Yinghuo-1 was supposed to orbit and study the planet Mars. It was launched with the Russian spacecraft Phobos-Grunt. The spacecraft got into space, but something went wrong and it couldn't escape earth's gravity.
The name Yinghuo means firefly in Chinese.
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