The image of the landing zone of the first probe on Mars in China, Tianwen-1, taken by a high-resolution camera of the orbiter. China National Space Administration
The image of the landing zone of the first probe on Mars in China, Tianwen-1
China’s National Space Administration released on Monday the first high-resolution image of the landing site of the Tianwan-1 spacecraft on the red planet.
The photo was taken by a high-resolution camera in the orbit of Tianwen-1 at 18:00 (Beijing time) on June 2.
As of Sunday, the rover Zhurong has been working on the surface of Mars for 23 Martian days (one Martian day equals one day and 37 minutes on Earth), moving, discovering the environment and conducting research. All the scientific tools on it have started data collection operations.
The orbiter is currently in low orbit with a period of 8.2 hours to transmit data between the rover Zhurong and the Earth station.
The landing and rover of Tianwen-1 touched a pre-selected landing zone in the southern part of the icy zone of the red planet, known as Utopia Mountain, early in the morning of May 15.