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InSight deploys heat flow package

NASA’s InSight lander has placed its second instrument on the Martian surface. New images confirm that the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package, or HP3, was successfully deployed on Feb. 12 about 3 feet (1 meter) from InSight’s seismometer, which … Continue reading

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InSight: Wind and thermal shield placed on Sol 66

[From Emily Lakdawalla’s blog at the Planetary Society] Just a brief update to point out that the InSight mission has successfully placed the wind and thermal shield over the seismometer. The seismometer will now be shielded from winds and kept … Continue reading

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InSight: Seismometer now has a cozy shelter

For the past several weeks, NASA’s InSight lander has been making adjustments to the seismometer it set on the Martian surface on Dec. 19. Now it’s reached another milestone by placing a domed shield over the seismometer to help the … Continue reading

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InSight update, Sols 25-42, by Emily Lakdawalla, The Planetary Society

In the weeks since my last update, InSight has methodically worked through most of the long list of activities required to set up its sensitive seismometer experiment, SEIS. Engineers have leveled the seismometer and worked on cable management. Most significantly … Continue reading

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JPL public lecture: Red Planet Rovers and Insights

Get the scoop on the latest missions at Mars. This lecture will bring you up to speed on all things Mars, including: The biggest dust storm in a decade, rolling (and drilling) on “Vera Rubin Ridge,” a new rover under … Continue reading

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InSight update, Sols 1-24, by Emily Lakdawalla, The Planetary Society

It’s been a busy first three weeks on the InSight mission, and they’ve already achieved a major milestone: placing the seismometer on the ground. In this post I’ll give a few brief highlights of the latest mission activities, and then … Continue reading

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NASA Mars Report, December 20, 2018

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InSight: Lander has its SEIS on the ground

Sol 24, December 21, 2018. This view was taken through the dust-spattered lens of the Instrument Context Camera and shows the deployed SEIS seismometer on the ground in front of the lander. Each ICC image has a field of view … Continue reading

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InSight: Seismometer deployed on the ground

NASA’s InSight lander has deployed its first instrument onto the surface of Mars, completing a major mission milestone. New images from the lander show the seismometer on the ground, its copper-colored covering faintly illuminated in the Martian dusk. It looks … Continue reading

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InSight: Building a Mars Rock Garden

NASA’s InSight lander is due to set its first science instrument on Mars in the coming days. But engineers here on Earth already saw it happen — last week. Like NASA’s Curiosity rover, InSight has a full-scale working model at … Continue reading

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