China’s Zhurong driver takes pictures of his parachute, shells – Technology News, Firstpost


Zhurong Rover recently sent back several pictures of his parachute and shroud that helped it land on Mars. Developed by the Chinese National Space Administration (CNSA), Zhurong has traveled on Mars for the past 63 Martian days. One day on Mars is about 40 minutes longer than one day on Earth.

Burnt but unbreakable cover (left side), emptied parachute (right side) and part of the Chinese Mars driver.  China National Space Administration

Burnt but unbreakable cover (left side), emptied parachute (right side) and part of the Chinese Mars driver. China National Space Administration

As reported Space.com, Zhurong’s parachute and cover fell a short distance from Utopia Planitia, and the driver has found them. The Rover camera has taken black and white pictures of this device as well as its own tracks. The publication also mentions that the Zhurong-Rover camera also took a color picture of the parachute.

A burnt but unbreakable protective cover and parts of the rover can also be seen CGTN. Zhurong was 30 meters from the shell and 350 meters from the landing site.

Peter Grindrod from the Natural History Museum, London said Space news that images near the orbital landing site should be of interest to researchers when they show transverse Aeolian ridges (TAR).

Rover has run into Saturday, July 17 at 11:00 PM CST (8:30 PM IST) 509 meters On the surface of Mars.

Zhurong tracks on Mars.  China National Space Administration

Zhurong tracks on Mars. China National Space Administration

Operation Tianwen-1 was launched on July 23, 2020. The operation consists of an orbit, a counter, and a driver. The Lander-Rover duo had landed on Mars on May 15 this year in an area of ​​the northern hemisphere of Mars known as Utopia Planitia.

The Tianwen-1 orbit has been in orbit for 359 days and is about 375 million kilometers from the earth. The orbit is a one-way transmission satellite and the delay between data transfers is almost 21 minutes. The messages of the Zhurong driver are transmitted into orbit and transmitted to Earth.

Both the Zhurong Rover and the Tianwen-1 orbit are in good condition and operating normally.

The Zhurong driver is expected to complete 92 days on Earth on Mars. It is expected to collect data on its geography and analyze rock samples from the planet.

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