January 28, 2023

China’s Mars probe welcomes the Lunar New Year with a selfie above the Red Planet

Chinas Mars rover Zhurong snapped its very first selfie in June 2021. In January this year, CNSA shared the very first pictures Tianwen-1 sent back to Earth. Because it will quickly mark its first anniversary in Marss orbit, I guess there will be another event that consists of videos and images from up there.

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) shared the clip showing the orbiters 3000N engine, propellant tank, attitude control engine, and other elements. Besides utilizing it to welcome the people on the Chinese Lunar New Years eve, it likewise reveals that all of the components are in good condition, as China Xinhua News notes.

Chinas Mars probe Tianwen-1 extended celebration greetings to the Chinese individuals with sensational video footage caught by an electronic camera on its orbiter to snap selfies above the red planet on Monday, the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year https://t.co/6lCYTk7zEf pic.twitter.com/GfSe3tBZEJ
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) January 31, 2022

We have actually invited the Year of the Tiger the other day, and it appears like Lunar New Year isnt just celebrated here in the world. Chinas Mars probe Tianwen-1 sends its greetings from the Red Planets orbit and shares a video selfie it snapped on 1 February, the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year.

Tianwen-1 was released on 23 July 2020 and it reached the Martian orbit on 10 February in 2015. Up until now, it has actually sent back 600 GB of raw clinical information, according to CNSA.

[through The Verge]