NASA's Insight Mission

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NASA's Insight Mission

Postby LordRaven » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:37 am

Another marvellous success for NASA yet again in actually landing on Mars, because that seems to be a real problem for many Mars missions.

And there is some good science involved in this particular mission for the next two years, it should prove interesting.

https://www.firstpost.com/tech/science/ ... 44891.html

And yet I am still a fan of the Rovers and I do wish they'd send a bloody drone that could autonomously fly around taking happy snaps. No real science but the novelty factor would be good.
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Re: NASA's Insight Mission

Postby LordRaven » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:57 pm

The Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight)[1] mission is a robotic lander designed to study the deep interior of the planet Mars.[11][12] It was manufactured by Lockheed Martin, is managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and it carries mostly European science instruments. The mission launched on 5 May 2018 at 11:05 UTC aboard an Atlas V-401 rocket[5] and successfully landed[13] at Elysium Planitia on Mars on 26 November 2018 at 19:52:59 UTC.[14][15][5][16] InSight traveled 483 million km (300 million mi) during its journey.[17]

InSight's objectives are to place a seismometer, called SEIS, on the surface of Mars to measure seismic activity and provide accurate 3D models of the planet's interior; and measure internal heat flow using a heat probe called HP3 to study Mars' early geological evolution.[18] This could bring a new understanding of the Solar System's terrestrial planets — Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars — and Earth's Moon.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/InSight
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