The CHASE solar mission has been designed to last three years. Photo: Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards
The CHASE solar mission has been designed to last three years. Photo: Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards

China to launch its first satellite to the sun, and wants public to name it

  • Suggestions for names invited over the coming days for satellite that will launch this year
  • Mars rover Zhu Rong was named after the god of fire in Chinese mythology, following a public consultation that drew nearly 40,000 entries

Topic |   China's space programme
The CHASE solar mission has been designed to last three years. Photo: Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards
The CHASE solar mission has been designed to last three years. Photo: Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards
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