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Ferndale manufacturers assist in Mars landing

30 November 2018, 12:21 | Justin Tyler

NASA has confirmed that SpaceX will be sending its rocket in June 2019. Credit Twitter

NASA has confirmed that SpaceX will be sending its rocket in June 2019. Credit Twitter

NASA's InSight is created to learn about both Mars and the formation of the solar system itself. Less than a minute later, InSight cut its parachute free and its 12 retrorockets fired, providing the probe with an additional braking force and allowing it to settle neatly onto the planet's surface. More than half of previous missions to Mars had failed.

Earth's success rate at Mars is 40 percent, counting every attempted flyby, orbital flight and landing by the US, Russia and other countries dating back to 1960.

"Today, we successfully landed on Mars for the eighth time in human history".

The lander survived what scientists referred to as "seven minutes of terror" as it touched down on the red planet. With the fins folded out, InSight is about the size of a big 1960s convertible, NASA said.

"The InSight team can rest a little easier tonight now that we know the spacecraft solar arrays are deployed and recharging the batteries", he said. InSight will study the interior of Mars and will teach us valuable science as we prepare to send astronauts to the Moon and later to Mars.

Are there any other missions to Mars planned?

The dramatic arrival of the $993m (R13.75bn) spacecraft - created to listen for quakes and tremors as a way to unveil the Red Planet's inner mysteries, how it formed billions of years ago and, by extension, how other rocky planets like Earth took shape - marked the eighth successful landing on Mars in Nasa's history.

NASA engineers celebrated InSight landing with NFL handshake

InSight's primary instrument is a French-built seismometer, created to record the slightest vibrations from "marsquakes" and meteor impacts around the planet. Instead, the stationary 360-kg lander will use its 1.8-metre robotic arm to place a mechanical mole and seismometer on the ground.

These instruments are created to collect data for at least the next two years in order to better understand the internal structure and geology of the Red Planet.

The landing went largely as expected. NASA says we should expect data back from the experiments around March 2019.

A second instrument, furnished by Germany's space agency, consists of a drill to burrow as much as five metres (16 feet) underground, pulling behind it a rope-like thermal probe to measure heat flowing from inside the planet. The temperature of the planet will be measured while another experiment will try to determine how Mars wobbles on its axis.

The mission's primary instrument suite will come online over the next three months.

"MarCO-A and B are our first and second interplanetary CubeSats created to monitor InSight for a short period around landing, if the MarCO pair makes it to Mars", Jim Green, director of NASA's planetary science division, said in a statement.

"CubeSats have incredible potential to carry cameras and science instruments out to deep space".




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