Traveling through time and space & Doing timey wimy stuff.

天问一号飞運騎遊達达3亿 …….As of 7th June 2021 Monday CNSA – China National Space Administration – ESA – European Space agency Belt and road initiative mars mission…first Mars exploration mission, Tianwen- Martian Probe One …….”祝融号Zhu Rong” Mars Lander – Mars rover successfully sent back telemetry towards China National Space Administration released a high-resolution image of the landing area of ​China- People’s Republic of China’s first Mars exploration Tianwen-1 mission. The image of the Zhongtianwen-1 landing platform, the “Zhurong” rover and the surrounding area are clearly visible.

The image was taken at 18:00 on June 2 by the high-resolution camera of Tianwen-1 surround. After landing, there are two obvious bright spots in the upper right corner of the image. The upper bright spot is composed of two bright spots. The larger bright spot is the Tianwen-1 landing platform, and the smaller bright spot is the “Zhurong” rover. With the bright spot of the landing platform as the center, the surrounding area is darker. According to analysis, it may be caused by the engine plume during the landing. There are symmetrical jet-like bright stripes in the north-south direction of the landing platform, which may be formed by blowing off fine dust when the landing platform is passivated after landing. The bright spot in the middle of the image is the combination of the back cover and the parachute thrown away during the landing on Mars, in which the back cover is a round bright spot, and the parachute is a long strip of bright spot. In the lower left direction of the image, there is another obvious bright spot, which is a heat-proof outsole thrown away during the landing.

As of today, the “Zhu Rong” rover has been working on the surface of Mars for 24 Martian days, carrying out environmental perception, fire surface movement, and scientific exploration. All scientific load equipment has been activated to obtain scientific data. The orbiter runs in a relay orbit with a period of 8.2 hours and provides relay communication for the scientific exploration of the Mars rover.





Images and visuals are from Weibo of CNSA – China National Space Administration – CLEP –China Lunar Exploration Program

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