Chinese Mars Probe To Be Launched With A Russian Rocket

The first Mars probe from China will probably be launched in the second part of 2009, with the help of a Russian rocket. The probe has a weight of 253 lbs (115 kg) and it’s expected to function for two years. The trip to Mars will take 10 months, during which it will make a 38 million km journey. At the end, it will go on orbit and monitor Mars.