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TGO's first image of Mars

Date: 16 June 2016
Satellite: ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter
Depicts: Mars
Copyright: ESA/Roscosmos/CaSSIS – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter acquired its first image of Mars on 13 June 2016 as part of its extensive instrument commissioning en route to the Red Planet.

The line-of-sight distance to Mars on 13 June was 41 million kilometres, giving an image resolution of 460 km/pixel. The planet is roughly 34 arcseconds in diameter at this distance. The Tharsis region of Mars, home to the planet's largest volcanoes, faces the spacecraft in this view.

 
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Last Update: 31 January 2017

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