NASA MEDIA TELECON WITH UPDATE ON MARS INSIGHT MISSION, Might 17, 2022, digital, 2:00 pm ET – SpacePolicyOnline.com
- Lori Glaze, director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington
- Bruce Banerdt, InSight principal investigator, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California
- Kathya Zamora Garcia, InSight deputy venture supervisor, JPL
NASA’s press launch explains:
InSight landed within the Elysium Planitia area of Mars in November 2018 with the objective of learning the planet’s deep inside for the primary time, utilizing seismic indicators to study extra in regards to the properties of the crust, mantle, and core. Answering these questions helps make clear how all rocky worlds type, together with Earth and its Moon.
After InSight met the targets of its two-year-long prime mission, NASA prolonged the mission till December 2022. Nevertheless, attributable to mud accumulation on its photo voltaic panels, InSight’s electrical energy manufacturing is dropping, and the mission is unlikely to proceed operations during its present prolonged mission until its photo voltaic panels are cleared by a passing “mud satan” in Mars’ environment.