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InSight
InSight MarCO Transparent.png
InSight spacecraft model.png
Tap: Artist's renderin o the MarCO CubeSats
Bottom: Airtist's renderin o the InSight launder
Names Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport
Geophysical Monitoring Station
Discovery 12
Mission teep Maurs launder
Operator NASA / JPL
COSPAR ID 2018-042A
SATCAT no. 43457
Wabsteix Mars.NASA.gov/InSight
Mission duration Planned: 709 sols (728 days)[1][2]
Current: 171 sols (176 days) syne laundin
Spacecraft properties
Launch mass 694 kg (1,530 lb)[3]
Laundin mass 358 kg (789 lb)[3]
Dimensions Deployed: 6.0 × 1.56 × 1.0 m (19.7 × 5.1 × 3.3 ft)[4]-
Pouer 600 W, solar / Li-ion battery[3]
Stairt o mission
Launch date 5 May 2018, 11:05 (2018-05-05UTC11:05) UTC[5][6]
Rocket Atlas V 401[7]
Launch steid Vandenberg SLC-3E[7]
Contractor United Launch Alliance
Maurs lander
Laundin date 26 November 2018, 19:52:59 (2018-11-26UTC19:52:59) UTC[2]
Landin steid Elysium Planitia[8][9]
4°30′N 135°00′E / 4.5°N 135.0°E / 4.5; 135.0 (InSight landing site)
Fleebi o Maurs
Spacecraft component Mars Cube One (MarCO)
Closest approach 26 November 2018, 19:52:59 (2018-11-26UTC19:52:59) UTC[2]
Distance 3,500 km (2,200 mi)[10]

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The Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight)[1] mission is a robotic launder designed tae study the deep interior o the planet Maurs.[11][12]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "InSight Mission Overview". NASA. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2018. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Key Facts About NASA's InSight". NASA. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2018. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Mars InSight Launch Press Kit" (PDF). NASA/JPL. May 2018. Retrieved 26 May 2018. 
  4. "InSight Lithograph" (PDF). NASA. July 2015. LG-2015-07-072-HQ. 
  5. Chang, Kenneth (5 May 2018). "NASA's InSight Launches for Six-Month Journey to Mars". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 May 2018. 
  6. Clark, Stephen (9 March 2016). "InSight Mars lander escapes cancellation, aims for 2018 launch". Spaceflight Now. Retrieved 9 March 2016. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 Clark, Stephen (19 December 2013). "Mars lander to launch from California on Atlas 5 in 2016". Spaceflight Now. Retrieved 20 December 2013. 
  8. "NASA Evaluates Four Candidate Sites for 2016 Mars Mission". NASA. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  9. "Single Site on Mars Advanced for 2016 NASA Lander". NASA. 4 March 2015. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 
  10. MarCO: Planetary CubeSats Become Real. Van Kane, The Planetary Society. 8 July 2015.
  11. Chang, Kenneth (30 April 2018). "Mars InSight: NASA's Journey Into the Red Planet's Deepest Mysteries". The New York Times. Retrieved 30 April 2018. 
  12. Vastag, Brian (20 August 2012). "NASA will send robot drill to Mars in 2016". The Washington Post.