Mars is one of the most visited space objects by human satellites. It is much more interesting than the Moon in terms of study, and due to its location and conditions on the surface is suitable for scientists much more than the same Venus.
While the Perseverance rover is now rushing towards Mars, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) have decided to send an 8K resolution camera to the Red Planet.
Super Hi-Vision camera is going to be installed on the spacecraft Martian Moons eXploration (MMX), which will go on its journey in 2024. The initial goal of the mission – the first to take and then deliver to Earth soil samples from one of the satellites of Mars – Phobos. In addition, MMX will observe the second satellite – Deimos – and explore the climatic conditions on Mars.
The Super Hi-Vision camera will take many pictures in 8K resolution and some of them will be immediately sent to Earth. From these materials, supplemented with data from the spacecraft itself, will be created “smooth image” of the MMX flight. All other photos will be stored in a special capsule, which MMX at the end of its mission will send to Earth along with samples of soil Phobos. The capsule will return to us in 2029.