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InSight: Solar panel deployed, more to come —

Sol 10, December 7, 2018. InSight is continuing to set up shop on Elysium Planitia; the Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC) is recording the steps as the spacecraft unpacks after the trip from Earth. Each IDC image has a field of … Continue reading

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InSight is catching rays on Mars

NASA’s InSight has sent signals to Earth indicating that its solar panels are open and collecting sunlight on the Martian surface. NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter relayed the signals, which were received on Earth at about 5:30 p.m. PST (8:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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InSight: Top deck view from the IDC

Sol 0, November 26, 2018. The lander’s Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC) snaps a view of the top deck. Unlike the Instrument Context Camera, which is mounted on the lander body, this camera is on the instrument arm. Each IDC image … Continue reading

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