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Fraser
2017-Sep-03, 01:10 AM
NASA engineers are busy getting the InSight Lander ready for launch, which is scheduled to take place in early summer of 2018
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Noisy Rhysling
2017-Sep-03, 06:53 PM
"Ramping"...

Trebuchet
2017-Sep-03, 09:38 PM
Somehow "preparing for launch almost a year from now" doesn't fit my definition of "deployment".

Buttercup
2017-Sep-03, 10:11 PM
Is it going to be programmed to do more than just look for water and wonder if there's certain gases there? :rolleyes:

01101001
2017-Sep-03, 10:24 PM
NASA: InSight Introduction (https://insight.jpl.nasa.gov/home.cfm)


By using sophisticated geophysical instruments, InSight will delve deep beneath the surface of Mars, detecting the fingerprints of the processes of terrestrial planet formation, as well as measuring the planet's "vital signs": Its "pulse" (seismology), "temperature" (heat flow probe), and "reflexes" (precision tracking).
InSight seeks to answer one of science's most fundamental questions: How did the terrestrial planets form?

Buttercup
2017-Sep-03, 11:44 PM
NASA: InSight Introduction (https://insight.jpl.nasa.gov/home.cfm)

Thanks. I hope for results and news of results, because NASA sure seems hush-hush (lately) about rovers/landers/orbiters already there.

I hadn't heard of this lander until today. But then I've been otherwise preoccupied.