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The Mars Cube One apparatus has received the first images of Mars

Аппараты Mars Cube One получили первые снимки МарсаThe was the first image of the red planet obtained by the satellites.

The spacecraft mission the Mars Cube One (MarCO) NASA got the first pictures of Mars. As reported on the Agency’s website, the picture was the first image of the red planet, which was made using the cube-Sats – small devices with low cost.

One of cube-Sats MarCO got a picture of Mars on October 3. Researchers agencies emphasize that they were launched officially called MarCO-MarCO A and-B, but the team calls them, EVE and Wall-E.

Camera MarCO-B did the red planet as part of the audit of research settings. At the time of image acquisition devices were located at a distance of 12.8 million km from Mars. Devices trying to “catch up” with the planet as it is a moving target due to the rotation around the Sun. In order to reach their destination, they have to overcome another 85 million kilometers.

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