NASA's InSight Finally Lands on Mars

Один из помощников аппарата In Sight сделал

Один из помощников аппарата In Sight сделал

"Every Mars landing is daunting, but now with InSight safely on the surface we get to do a unique kind of science on Mars", JPL director Michael Watkins said after the landing.

The spacecraft is meant to be solar-powered once it reaches the surface of Mars. Before InSight, only about 40 percent of martian landings were successful, according to a statement.

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The successful functioning of the MarCOs could even support the process of future spacecraft landings, as these CubeSats will allow engineers to record landings on Mars.

Professor Tom Pike, from Imperial's Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, is part of the Mars Insight team.

InSight's primary instrument is a French-built seismometer, created to record the slightest vibrations from "marsquakes" and meteor impacts around the planet.

The picture was speckled with dirt because the dust cover was still on the lander's camera, but the terrain around the spacecraft looked smooth and sandy with just one sizable rock visible - pretty much what scientists had hoped for.

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Next up is NASA's Mars 2020 rover, which is modeled on Curiosity and planned to launch in summer 2021 for a February 2021 landing.

The promotion also includes what NASA is calling "frequent flier" points, which calculate an individual's active involvement on its website as InSight does its work on Mars.

The photo was captured by InSight's Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC), which is found on the lander's robotic arm.

When InSight entered the atmosphere the lander itself will be protected by its heat shield. Lockheed Martin Space in Denver built the InSight spacecraft, including its cruise stage and lander, and supports spacecraft operations for the mission. "And Mars is a great place to go and start to study that".

The first data isn't expected until March.

The InSight probe landed in the highlands area Elysium, which is located on the equator of Mars, on Monday evening, November 26, Moscow time. DLR provided the HP3 instrument, with significant contributions from the Space Research Center (CBK) of the Polish Academy of Sciences and Astronika in Poland.

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