(CNN)China's space agency revealed the name of its first Mars exploration mission on Friday, and said the mission is on track to take place "in the coming months."
China reveals name of Mars mission, which will take place in 'coming months'
The mission has been named "Tianwen 1," the China National Space Administration (CNSA) said in a statement on Friday, following the naming of the country's planetary exploration program "Tianwen," meaning "quest for heavenly truth."
The program was named after a long poem by ancient Chinese poet Qu Yuan, according to CNSA.
China completed its first public test of a Mars lander in November last year, keeping the country on track for an unmanned exploration mission to the red planet in 2020.