Mars InSight

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MISSION SUMMARY
Mission: InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport)
Mission type: Mars Lander
Launch date: May 2018
Launch vehicle: Atlas V-401
Launch site: Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA
Landing date: November 2018
Mission duration: 2 Earth years
Mission overview: 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. This could bring a new understanding of how the Solar System's terrestrial planets - Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars - and Earth's Moon form and evolve.


 Documents and PowerPoints
Insight Mission-19/02.ppt
Insight Mission-19/02.pdf

Mars InSight.pdf
InSight Fact Sheet.pdf
InSight Landing Press Kit.pdf

MarCO-18/07.ppt
MarCO-18/07.pdf


MarCo Fact Sheet.pdf

InSight Lander Model and Facilitations Manual.pdf

MarsTraining2-tnExploring Mars Volunteer Training

Dr Steve Lee provides background information about the Mars Exploration Program and InSight mission.
YouTube video - length 1:45:18


WEB RESOURCES
Reminder: email links to visitors

NASA/JPL Links
InSight - JPL
InSight Science Tools - JPL
InSight - NASA
InSight - NASA Mars Exploration

Current weather at Elysium Planitia

Wikipedia Links
InSight
List of missions to Mars

Other Links
Mars - SS Exploration
Exploration of Mars

NASA MissionsNASA Solar System

Mars Missions on MGGP
Magellan
Mariner
Mars Climate Orbiter
Mars Exploration Rovers
Mars Express
Mars Global Surveyor
Mars Observer
Mars Odyssey
Mars Pathfinder
Mars Polar Lander
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
Mars Science Laboratory - Curiosity
MAVEN -Mars Atmospheric and Volatile

Related MGGP Links
Mars Diorama
Mars Rover Cart
Mars - Planet and Satellites
Mars Close Encounter - Mythbusters
Mars in the Night sky

 


MULTIMEDIA IMAGES
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ArtistConcept-InSightLander.jpgThe Spacecraft

InSight Science Instruments.jpgInSight Science Instruments

PlanetInteriors-EarthMarsMoon.jpgEarth Mars Moon Interiors


MULTIMEDIA MOVIES
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MarsInsightLandingAnimation-tn.pngInSight Landing and Instrument Deployment Animation

InsightHeatProbeAnimation-tn.pngHeat Probe (HP3) Animation

MarsCubeOne-MarCO-tn.pngMars Cube One (MarCO)

MarsInsightOverview-tn.pngMars InSight Overview

INTERACTIVES

SS-simulator.jpgSolar System Simulator - JPL

logo-eotss-main.pngEyes on the Universe - JPL

MapAPlanet-banner.jpgMap a Planet - USGS


 

 

 

 

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