The Japanese spacecraft will launch Mars satellites with 8K resolution

Mars at 8 km

In conjunction with the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation (NHK), Japan Space Exploration Agency (JAXA) announced that it is planning Photography of the mysterious moons of Mars With the cameras that can capture high-resolution 8K photos.

If successful, it could be the first time in history that Mars and its moons have been captured in such detail.

To accomplish this, the two organizations are collaborating to develop a “Super Hi-Vision Camera”, which is designed to be attached to JAXA’s Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) vehicle, which is slated for launch in 2024.

Phobos anomaly

MMX mission, Illuminated green By the Japanese government in February, it will attempt to unravel the mysteries surrounding the stories of the origin of Mars’ two relatively small moons, Demos and Phobos. It is very unusual because it orbits the red planet at very close distances. Demos’ orbit takes it as close as possible 3,700 miles Away from the surface of Mars – about one percent of the distance between Earth and the Moon.

Aside from the camera, the spacecraft will carry 11 scientific instruments to the Mars system. He’ll even try to collect a floor sample from Phobos’ surface before making the long trip home.

The camera will capture super high-resolution photos Broadcast for the world to see, with permission from JAXA. The untouched files will be stored locally on a tape recorder connected to the MMX spacecraft and hopefully return to Earth – if all goes according to plan.

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