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  • NASA's InSight Mission

    A robotic spacecraft is scheduled to land on the Martian surface and collect data on the planet's interior. Since launching on May 5th, it's final trajectory has now targeted atmospheric entry on November 26th and NASA will live-stream the event using its website ----> here.

    It's been six years since the last live-stream spacecraft landing on Mars. NASA is expected to initiate this new broadcast on 3:00 pm Monday ( 2:00 pm Eastern time ). When InSight lands, technicians will begin preliminary tests and deploy its solar array.

    For the curious:

    JPL Engineering -

    Last edited by inertia; 11-24-18, 06:51 PM.
    "The exact sciences also start from the assumption that in the end it will always be possible to understand nature, even in every new field of experience, but that we make no a priori assumptions about the meaning of the word "understand"."

    Heisenberg
    .....................

    " It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, and it is the glory of a king to search out a matter. " ( Proverbs 25:2 )

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    Originally posted by inertia View Post
    A robotic spacecraft is scheduled to land on the Martian surface and collect data on the planet's interior. Since launching on May 5th, it's final trajectory has now targeted atmospheric entry on November 26th and NASA will live-stream the event using its website ----> here.

    It's been six years since the last live-stream spacecraft landing on Mars. NASA is expected to initiate this new broadcast on 3:00 pm Monday ( 2:00 pm Eastern time ). When InSight lands, technicians will begin preliminary tests and deploy its solar array.

    For the curious:

    JPL Engineering -

    I watched the live feed. Very exciting.

    https://twitter.com/NASAInSight

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    • #3
      Originally posted by inertia View Post
      A robotic spacecraft is scheduled to land on the Martian surface and collect data on the planet's interior. Since launching on May 5th, it's final trajectory has now targeted atmospheric entry on November 26th and NASA will live-stream the event using its website ----> here.

      It's been six years since the last live-stream spacecraft landing on Mars. NASA is expected to initiate this new broadcast on 3:00 pm Monday ( 2:00 pm Eastern time ). When InSight lands, technicians will begin preliminary tests and deploy its solar array.

      For the curious:

      JPL Engineering -

      For those who missed it, InSight landed successfully today and has already transmitted its first picture from the Martian surface. SCIENCE FOR THE WIN!!
      "Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science." - Charles Darwin

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Promethean View Post

        I watched the live feed. Very exciting.

        https://twitter.com/NASAInSight
        The twitter photograph of Elysium Planitia is my first view of the landing site. - Thanks
        "The exact sciences also start from the assumption that in the end it will always be possible to understand nature, even in every new field of experience, but that we make no a priori assumptions about the meaning of the word "understand"."

        Heisenberg
        .....................

        " It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, and it is the glory of a king to search out a matter. " ( Proverbs 25:2 )

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        • #5
          More background about the newest robotic laboratory on Mars:

          " InSight carries two cameras as well as three other instruments, all of which will be deployed by the craft’s robotic arm. These include a geodetic instrument built by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to determine the planet’s rotation axis as well as a device that can measure seismic waves travelling through the planet, made by a consortium led by France’s Paris-based National Centre for Space Studies. The third instrument, built by the German Aerospace Center in Cologne, will measure the flow of heat from the interior of the planet by burrowing a probe 5 m into the surface.

          Launched alongside InSight were two CubeSats, dubbed Mars Cube One(MarCO). They will test relaying communication signals from InSight to Earth and is the first time that such small satellites have been sent to another planet. “Just by surviving the trip so far, the two MarCO satellites have made a giant leap for CubeSats,” says Anne Marinan, a MarCO systems engineer based at JPL."

          "The exact sciences also start from the assumption that in the end it will always be possible to understand nature, even in every new field of experience, but that we make no a priori assumptions about the meaning of the word "understand"."

          Heisenberg
          .....................

          " It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, and it is the glory of a king to search out a matter. " ( Proverbs 25:2 )

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          • #6
            Instrumentation:

            - Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS)

            - Heat Flow and Physical Properties Probe (HF3)
            "The exact sciences also start from the assumption that in the end it will always be possible to understand nature, even in every new field of experience, but that we make no a priori assumptions about the meaning of the word "understand"."

            Heisenberg
            .....................

            " It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, and it is the glory of a king to search out a matter. " ( Proverbs 25:2 )

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            • #7
              Looking forward to the experiments to follow that dramatic landing.
              "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 4tune8chance View Post
                Looking forward to the experiments to follow that dramatic landing.
                Me too. The seismic measurements should be particularly interesting.
                "The exact sciences also start from the assumption that in the end it will always be possible to understand nature, even in every new field of experience, but that we make no a priori assumptions about the meaning of the word "understand"."

                Heisenberg
                .....................

                " It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, and it is the glory of a king to search out a matter. " ( Proverbs 25:2 )

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