InSight mission to study deep beneath the Martian surface, lands 26 Nov 2018

Discussion in 'science, nature and environment' started by editor, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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    Looking forward to this one!

    The first-ever mission to study what's under the Martian surface begins May 5 | TechRadar
     
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  2. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

    Rocket's away.

     
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  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    So far so good...

    NASA's InSight Mars Lander Fires Up Its Engines in Space for 1st Time
     
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  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    A month to go!

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    1 Month to Mars! NASA's InSight Lander Nearing Red Planet Touchdown
     
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  5. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

    I'll be getting beer and snacks in for this landing.

    Parachute and retro rockets!

    :thumbs:
     
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  6. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Getting closer! Boy, is it tricky to land.

     
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  7. 2hats

    2hats

    The main entry sequence starts around 1940UTC with landing scheduled to be about 1954UTC on Monday 26 November (Earth receive time given; one way light time is around 8min 9sec). An X-band beacon, indicating successful landing on the surface, should be heard around 2001UTC. A landing image might be available 10-20 minutes after landing (if various conditions are met, otherwise such an image may be available several hours later).

    Note timings are based on mission planning over the summer and will vary (to some degree) on the day due to prevailing martian atmospheric conditions.
     
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