A helicopter on Mars photographed the path of the heart-shaped rover, an astronaut took a photo from space in Tropical Storm Elsa, and the space station will receive a new arm. Here are some of the best photos on Space.com this week.
The heart of the rover
trajectory This image was taken by NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter, which contains the trajectory taken by the Perseverance rover with a high resolution color camera during the ninth flight of the Red Planet on July 5 2021.
(Image Source: NASA / JPLCaltech)
Do you see the heart in the middle of this image? NASA’s Mars Perseverance rover created these orbits as it rolled and rotated over the earth of this red planet. The Space Agency’s Ingenuity helicopter flew to Mars with Perseverance in February 2020 and took this photo during its most recent flight. On Monday (July 7),
Ingenuity made its ninth flight to Mars. If the helicopter remains in good condition to continue operating, Ingenuity will continue to fly for the next several months.
Full text: Helicopter from Mars The device found a “heart” in the orbit of the Perseverance probe during its ninth flight (video)
The planet will arrive soon
This photo was taken by one of Earth’s image cube satellites Dove of the planet in March. on the 25th, showing an Ever Given container ship stuck in the Suez Canal (upper left corner), waiting in line for ships entering the canal from the Red Sea.
(Image Source: Planet Labs, Inc.)
Planet is a San Francisco, California-based company that operates the world’s largest series of Earth-observing satellites, which will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange . The company will be listed under the trading name “PL” and announced on Wednesday (July 7) that it will merge with a special purpose acquisition company. This will bring the value of Planet to US$2.8 billion.
This photo was taken on March 25, 2021 by one of the planet’s Dove Earthimaging cube satellites. This is the view from the entrance of the Suez Canal, crowded with freighters waiting for the container ship Ever Give to be driven out of its trapped position in the canal.
Full text: Earth observation planetary satellite launch public
Tropical Storm Elsa
Tropical Storm Elsa was taken from the International Space Station.
(Image source: NASA)
NASA astronaut Megan MacArthur, currently on the International Space Station, took this photo of tropical storm Elsa when he arrived in Florida. MacArthur could clearly see the storm from the space station’s orbital altitude of 250 miles (400 kilometers). NASA also tracks storms by using the NASANOAA Suomi National Polar Orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite to obtain a high-resolution hemispheric view of the Earth.
Full text: Satellites and astronauts track Tropical Storm Elsa from space (photo) The new arm of the
space station The
European robotic arm will serve the Russian part of the International Space Station.
(Image source: Airbus)
This is a European robotic arm, manufactured by the European aerospace company Airbus for the European Space Agency (ESA). The arm will serve the Russian portion of the International Space Station and is scheduled to fly into space on July 15. The
arm is made of lightweight aluminum and carbon fiber frame. Once up and running, the boom will be able to move and install components weighing up to 17,600 pounds. (8,000 kg) weight and manipulate them with extremely high precision. The International Space Station already has two robotic arms: Canadarm2 and the long-range robotic arm system of the Japanese experimental module.
Europe is about to launch a new two-handed robotic arm to the International Space Station
Three satellites launch the
Long March 3C rocket in July at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center, southwestern Sichuan province China: 53, China successfully launched a new relay satellite, Beijing time, at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center.
(Image Source: Wen Bin / Xinhua News Agency)
Last week, China launched a series of satellites. On Tuesday (July 6), the Long March 3C carrier rocket was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China’s Sichuan province. This event is the last of China’s three orbital launches in four days. The day before this launch, on Monday (June 5), China launched a Long March 4 C rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China. On July 2, China launched a two-dimensional Long March rocket in Taiyuan in the north.
Full text: China completed three space missions in four days and accelerated the launch speed.
Lunar rocket is one step closer to completion.
Temporary cryogenic propulsion stage descended onto the Space Launch System rocket at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
(Image source: NASA) Earlier this week,
engineers at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida lowered the 5,500 lb (2,480 kg) Temporary Cryogenic Propulsion Stage (ICPS) on top of the Space Launch System lunar rocket. One step closer to complete his montage. The
ICPS is located above the center stage 212 feet (65 m) below the Orion capsule, and will provide the Orion capsule with the final propulsion needed to surpass the moon. Located between the launch vehicle stage adapter and the Orion stage adapter, this stage is equipped with the proven RL 10 liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen engine for the Joint Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket. Tereza Pultarova
Dragon filled with urine samples before leaving the space station. The
CRS22 Cargo Dragon spacecraft filled with science experiments before leaving the International Space Station on July 8, 2021.
(Image source: ESA / Thomas Pesquet)
Over Before leaving the International Space Station today , you can see 4,400 pounds (2,000 kg) of scientific samples and other materials loaded in the cargo compartment of the Dragon. Astronaut Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency (ESA) tweeted this image as the crew prepared to send the spacecraft for a 37-hour return.