Two photos and two videos captured by China’s Mars probe Tianwen-1 during and after the country’s first landing on the red planet were released on Wednesday.
On May 21, 2021 CNSA published images of Mars Rover Zhurong driving on Red Planet around general station. The rover’s mission planned tasks are to: Study the topography and geology of the local area; examine the soil and any ice content; survey the elements, minerals and rocks; atmospheric sampling.
The satellite has been sent to the geostationary orbit, and can cover China, Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific island countries.
NASA and China National Space Administration (CNSA) have agreed that „any significant findings resulting from this coordination activity“ will be shared with the global research community at a UN meeting for peaceful uses of outer space to be held in Vienna in mid-February, according to NASA.
Jointly developed by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) and the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), France’s space agency, the satellite will conduct 24-hour observations of global wave spectrums, effective wave height and ocean surface wind fields, said Zhao Jian, a senior official with CNSA.