The Japanese Space Agency has shown new images of the asteroid's surface
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has published a new piece of data received from the asteroid rovers MINERVA-II1, successfully carried out the landing on the asteroid Ryugu September 21 in the framework of the mission "Hayabusa-2". On the published photo is visible surface of the asteroid, covered a fairly large boulders. In addition, for the first time to get the video from the surface of the asteroid. Animation consists of 15 frames received module Rover-1B September 23, 2018 and includes 74 minutes of real time. The device captures the movement of the Sun, the site of the mission.
Judging from the images, both moving rover on the surface of the asteroid jumps in fully functional condition and able to shoot.
Recall that the automatic interplanetary station "Hayabusa-2", which was launched into space in 2014, reached the asteroid's orbit Ryugu 27 June. September 21 the unit landed on the surface of the two rover object. Both devices feature a variety of scientific instruments to analyze Ryugu soil surface and move along it by means of special mechanisms for jumping. In the future it is planned to plant a large asteroid immobile lander and rover third.
The photo was received September 23, 2018 the device Rover-1B immediately after the jump
This photo was obtained in the same rover immediately after touchdown
The picture from the surface Ryugu was made September 23, 2018 the device Rover-1A
The photo was taken the device Rover-1A 23 September. It shows the shadow of the antenna module, as well as a special pin. As the site of mission data pins operate just three functions: when jumping increases fiction area, protect the solar panel from damage during landing and also have built-in temperature sensors to directly measure the surface temperature of Ryugu
Animation, received the device Rover-1B, which shows the movement of the Sun
More photos can be viewed on the website of the mission.
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