Chinese Mars Mission

China plans a Mars orbiter, lander, and rover mission to be launched in 2020.

The orbiter will reach the Martian atmosphere after a travel time of approximately seven months. It will then conduct a comprehensive remote sensing of the Red Planet, using seven scientific instruments.

The rover, weighing around 200 kg, will be powered by solar panels. It will carry additional six instruments to probe the ground with radar, perform chemical analyses on the soil, and look for biomolecules and biosignatures.

IWF will contribute to the magnetometer aboard the orbiter.