The Mars spacecraft of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) captured the most striking image of the Red Planet ever as it prepares to begin science observations with research seriousness.
Unified Arab Emirates (UAE) Mars space The tool captured the most striking image of the Red Planet yet as it prepared to begin science observations with the seriousness of research.
Dubbed “Hope”, the spacecraft entered orbit of Mars on February 9, signaling the end of a seven-month journey from Earth and promising promising encouraging science results regarding the Red Planet’s weather and atmosphere. did. But before Hope can embark on her science study, she needs to adjust her trajectory with two carefully choreographed moves, both of which will be done in the next few weeks.
Meanwhile, the spacecraft is testing three of its devices, including a 12-megapixel camera called the Emirates Exploration Imager or EXI. This camera captured a stunning view of Olympus, the largest volcano in the Solar System, on February 26th. At that time, it was announced that the space device was about 13,000 kilometers above the planet’s surface.
ONE MARS YEAR 687 WORLD DAYS
EXI takes photos in triplets, each focusing on red, green or blue light. Scientists then combine the images to arrive at a more human-friendly photo.
The UAE also released the first data from two other devices at Hope: the Emirates Mars Infrared Spectrometer (EMIRS), which measures how heat flows between the planet’s surface and its atmosphere, and the measuring Emirates Ultraviolet Spectrometer (EMUS). They noted that there is an abundance of compounds such as hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon monoxide in the upper atmosphere.
Combining data from three instruments over a full Mars year (687 Earth days), the Hope team aims to finalize scientists’ understanding of how the different layers of the Martian atmosphere interact over the course of a day and as the seasons change.
These scientific observations will begin soon. Before then, the spacecraft will take it from a temporary orbit to its final orbit, and it will have to complete a final pair of course corrections, rotating the planet every 55 hours. These maneuvers will take place on March 22 and April 6, 2021, according to the UAE Space Agency.
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Source: Space Mag Turkey