Japan to send 8K probe to Mars

Japan to send 8K probe to Mars

Japan to send 8K probe to Mars

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in cooperation with Telecommunications company NHK develops 4K and 8K probe cameras to capture high-quality images of Mars and its moons.

Plans to send MMX spacecraft to the red planet in 2024, equipping his ultra-high resolution cameras. The mission suggests that having reached Mars in 2025 year, probe will be make highly detailed photos the surface of the planet and its satellites (Phobos and Deimos), and then will land on the larger of them for collecting material.

The pictures taken MMX will partially transmit to Earth via radio signals, but all originals will be stored in a capsule that comes back only together with samples later time.

 

Japan to send 8K probe to Mars

Besides getting smoothed pictures, information from new cameras in combinations with data flight will help JAXA visualize the behavior of the spacecraft and improve control. Mission will bring benefit and broadcaster NHK, which will receive unique 8K imagery not available for others media giants.

In addition to of this, Since 2019, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has been developing a six-wheeled all-terrain vehicle with Toyota for long-term lunar expeditions, which plans to send to the earth satellite in 2029.

text: Ilya Bauer, photo and video: JAXA

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