China Tianwen-1 Mars Orbiter Mission Spacecraft Chinese New Year
China’s Tianwen-1 spacecraft captured amazing footage from the Mars orbit on Chinese New Year’s Eve with a selfie stick of sorts. This new footage was released by China National Space Administration (CNSA) on Monday, and mainly used to check on the condition of the orbiter’s parts, including the 3000N engine, its propellant tank as well as the attitude control engine. We also get an incredible view of the sun’s reflection casting on the spacecraft’s body. Read more for the video and additional information.

This selfie clip was taken by a camera mounted to a selfie stick attached to the orbiter that was unfurled after the it entered the Mars orbit. Using compound shape memory material, the selfie The 800g selfie stick is made from compound shape memory-like material and its arm measures 5.2-feet (1.6-meters) long, designed mainly for monitoring purposes.

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In the next five years, China will integrate space science, technology, and applications while pursuing the new development philosophy, building a new development model and meeting the requirements for high-quality development. It will start a new journey towards a space power. The space industry will contribute more to China’s growth as a whole, to global consensus and common effort with regard to outer space exploration and utilization, and to human progress,” said China government officials.

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