JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) and Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) have teamed up to build a “Super Hi-Vision Camera” capable of filming 4K and 8K images in space for JAXA’s Martian Moons eXploration (MMX) mission. The MMX spacecraft is slated to be launched in 2024, with the aim of discovering the origin of the Martian moons and their evolutionary process of the Martian system. Read more for a video and additional information.
This mission marks the first time in history that 8K ultra high definition images of Mars and its moons are captured in proximity. By combining the actual flight data of the MMX spacecraft and the images taken by the Super Hi-Vision Camera, we’ll be able to recreate Mars and its moons (the Martian system) like never before.
- New larger Z mount for revolutionary optical performance
- Nikon-designed 45.7MP backside Illuminated image sensor with no optical low pass filter (OLPF)
- 493-Point on-sensor phase detect AF system and up to 9 fps; Total pixels: 46.89 million
- 4K ultra-HD video; 8K time-lapse; 120/1080P slow motion
- Compatible with new Z nikkor lenses, over 360 F-mount nikkor lenses and a variety of Nikon system Accessories
By filming MMX’s mission in the Martian system, 300 million kilometers away from Earth, with the newly developed Super Hi-Vision Camera, JAXA and NHK will work together to convey the appeal of a new horizon that has never been seen in detail before, to many people in a vivid and inspiring way,” said JAXA in a press release.