Japan’s JAXA MMX mission will take pictures of Mars and its satellites with an 8K UHD camera

Japan Aerospace Research and development agency and Japan Broadcasting Association have developed an ultra high definition camera for JAXA’s Mars satellite exploration mission. The camera will take 8K ultra high definition images in orbit around the red planet for the first time. Space mission imaging has come a long way since the first granular television image was sent back from lunar orbit in the 1960s. At present, 4K video has been sent back from the international space station, and even deep space missions such as the Hayabusa 2 asteroid landing mission in Japan have also achieved high definition. In addition to making amazing pictures, these have become more and more powerful space exploration tools. < / P > < p > now, JAXA and NHK have announced the development of an 8K & quot; ultra high definition camera & quot; for the space agency’s MMX mission, which is scheduled to launch in 2024;. The unmanned mission, scheduled to take a year to reach Mars, will enter orbit around Mars to study Phobos and Deimos. It will also enter a quasi satellite orbit around Phobos, not a true lunar orbit, but an orbit that allows it to stay close to it on many orbits. From there, the probe will observe, land on the Phobos surface and collect samples for return to earth in 2029. < / P > < p > JAXA hopes that MMX can not only reveal the formation and evolution of Mars satellites, but also help future planetary missions involving sample collection and return to earth as a way to test new technologies. < / P > < p > the UHD cameras built by NHK will capture 4K and 8K images, which will only be partially transmitted to earth. Due to the large size of the file, the complete image data cannot be obtained until the complete image data is brought back to earth and stored in the recording device of the return module. The end result will be a digital representation of the task, details of which were previously impossible. Continue ReadingAmerican companies begin to give up R & D: who should pay for corporate research?