Chinese interplanetary station "Tianwen-1"sent to Earth photographs in which you can see the surface of Mars. The romantic footage was captured on February 10, 2020, when the craft turned on its thrusters to slow down and successfully enter the orbit of the Red Planet. The video created from these pictures will clearly go down in history, but this news is remarkable not only for the fact of such a video. The fact is that a huge antenna with a diameter of 70 meters was built in China for communication with the Tianwen-1 station. I suggest you watch the video right now and find out more about the created antenna, which is almost never mentioned in the news. And in vain, because the structure is so big that 10 basketball courts could be built in its place!
It is important to note, that we are talking about the first video filmed by the Tianwen-1 apparatus. And so, videos from Mars are full on YouTube.
- 1 Tianwen 1 sent video from Mars
- 2 How is communication with the Earth carried out?
- 3 Mission "Tianwen 1"
- 4 The first photo of Mars from Tianwen 1
Tianwen 1 sent video from Mars
According to Space.com, the photographs were taken by cameras designed to track solar panels and other important parts of Tianwen 1. The video is not very clear, but craters and other irregularities of the Martian surface are still visible. You can see that the station is very staggering - this is due to the fact that in order to enter Mars orbit, the device had to be slowed down and it turned on its engines. The cameras were photographed every 3 seconds of flight for 30 minutes. The video frame rate is approximately 10 images per second.
7-meter antenna for communication with the Tianwen-1 station
Mission "Tianwen 1"
Interplanetary station "Tianwen-1" was launched inspace on July 23, 2020. In 202 days, it covered 475 million kilometers and reached Mars orbit in February 2021. The station consists of two parts: a satellite for studying the planet from the air and a rover. Until approximately May, the device will create a map of the planet and study a place called Utopia Planizia. It is a rounded lowland in the northern hemisphere of Mars with a diameter of 3300 kilometers. If no problems are found in this area, the rover will be lowered exactly there.
The mass of the Tianwen-1 station is 240 kilograms.As mentioned above, the satellite will work exclusively in the orbit of the planet and will be engaged in building a map. The rover will study the composition of the soil and will search for water in liquid or frozen form. It is also known that a panoramic camera is installed on board the rover, just like that of the Yuytu-2 apparatus, which is still studying the far side of the moon. So in the future it is worth waiting for many new photos from the surface of the Red Planet.
The first photo of Mars from Tianwen-1
It is important to note that earlier the station "Tianwen-1"already posted one image of Mars. The picture was taken during the flight, from a distance of about 2.2 million kilometers. The photograph shows at least four regions of the Red Planet: the Acidalian Plain, the Meridiana Plateau, Schiaparelli Crater and the Mariner Valley. To find out more about these locations, follow this link. There I also attached a photo of Mars, which shows all the places of interest to you.
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More and more on Mars every yearfeet and robots. They study the planet so that in the future people can fly to it and feel good. At the moment, scientists are especially interested in what place on Mars is the best for the life of future colonists. The most suitable plains are Arcadia Planitia and Deuteronilus Mensae, because their territory is warm enough and there can be a lot of water. But we are not sure of this yet - we need accurate data. If you want to know more about the mentioned plains, read this material. In it, I generally told what requirements the site for the landing of the future inhabitants of Mars must meet. Enjoy reading!