Launched a few months ago by China, Yangwang-1 misses nothing, or almost nothing, of what is happening in the inner suburbs of the Earth. Here is what he saw fall on our Planet this summer, and what crosses around it.
The Chinese Space Agency unveiled yesterday, Tuesday, August 31, unprecedented images captured by the new Yangwang-1 satellite, launched in the spring. Named in English Looking-Up 1, this one is presented as the firstwide field in the visible and miss and by China. Dedicated to the observation and tracking of asteroids in our neighborhood, he was accompanied on board the launcher of Genesis Space NEO-01, a satellite whose experimental mission is to capture a small celestial body with a net (“Humanity finally has a commercial company which is taking a first step in the field of the extraction of space resources’, welcomes the company Originspace).
At the gates of space
Here is an anthology of what the new space telescope spied on from the outskirts of Earth this summer. Captivating images of our environment, withfrom space.
Yangwang-1 was thus able to witness a multitude of, sunrises and sunsets above the of our Planet of objects as famous as the great (our neighbor to some 2.5 million ), the procession of minisatellites on the thread of our world, and even these phenomena as spectacular as they are ephemeral that are in French, colorful jets spouting from the tops of d’ towards space. So many extraordinary images! We have the impression of watching everything that is happening around the Earth, for a , at several hundred kilometers of altitude (in a diving suit).
Staggering! The veins of sprites red clouds deploying over a thunderstorm, as seen from space, by Yangwang-1. © CNSA
Earth as seen from China’s brand new Tiangong Space Station. © CNSA