China has released a video recording of its probe flying over Mars

China has released a video recording of its probe flying over Mars

On Tuesday, China celebrated the beginning of a new year, the Tiger Year, and, in honour of that event, the country's space programme shared a video recording of "celfi" of its Tianwen-1 probe flying over the planet Mars.

However, on Monday, 31 January, the orbiting vehicle took new images in "selfi" mode with a camera at the end of the arm, capable of moving 1.6 metres in length, usually designed to monitor and evaluate the status of the key components on the outer side of the spacecraft.

It's obvious that these images are not very good quality, but we can see the solar panels, the main engine, and the fuel tanks of Tianwen-1. Starting with half the video, the ice-covered north pole of Mars appears in the background. This video offers a rare view of the spaceship orbiting the other world.

China's Mars probe Tianwen-1 extenuated festerings to the China people with standing video footage modeled by a camera on it to spap soleties over the red tablet on Monday, the eve of the China Lunar New Year

- China Xinhua News

At the same time, China is also trying to establish a strong presence in the world space arena with the aim of possibly once competing with the United States, a few days ago the Government published a white paper, a description of a country's five-year civil space strategy, which has been successfully implemented for several years.

Over the next five years, China ' s space programme is reported to be aimed at completing the assembly of the Tiangun Space Station and the launch of the Space Telescope, which will be similar to the Hubble, which is currently in orbit, and plans to study further the human landing plan for the Moon.

In the end, China is also planning, together with Russia and other international partners, to build a research station on the Moon, a project that could eclipse the American Artemis programme, which is planning a series of landings on the Moon by the end of the decade.

Finally, according to available data, China is also planning to continue its robotic exploration of space, with the use of the Chan ' ae-6 lunar probe, the country plans to collect and return samples from the polar regions of the Moon, and the Chan ' ae 7 moon probe will explore permanently shaded craters that may contain water ice, and the country is also seeking to bring samples of the Martian rock.

Unfortunately, no budgetary information had been provided in the new White Paper, and the country would undoubtedly have to invest much more than it was currently spending on the space programme to achieve some of those goals.