Tuesday , August 16 2022

NASA InSight Sends Earth to Earth After Across Mars, Takes Solar Arms – Xinhua


NASA's InSight spacecraft landed on Mars after successful landing, indicating that its solar panels are open and that it is raining sunlight on Marsian's surface.

NASA's Mars Odyssey orbit releases a signal from NASA on Tuesday, and displays videos showing the InSight flight site.

The location of the solar array allows you to charge spacecrafts daily batteries.

"Today, InSight knows that spacecraft can charge solar panels and recharge batteries," says Tom Hoffman, manager of InSight project at NASA's Jet Propulsion in California, Pasadena.

He said the new chapter for InSight was launched: ground operations and the beginning of the installation phase.

According to NASA, the two-day network of InSight is 2.2 meters in length. When they were open, the entire satellite was relatively large in the 1960s.

Mars has weaker sun rays than the Earth because it is far from the Sun. But there is no need to work on land. NASA reports that the panels reach 600 to 700 watts.

The panels are based on models used by NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander, but the InSight has a lot of power and is much larger for their structural strength. According to NASA's data, these changes required support for one Mars year (two Earth years).

In the coming days, a mission team will open the robotic hand of InSight and use the built-in camera to take photos of the earth's surface to determine where spacecraft's scientific instruments should be located. These tools will last for two to three months before they are fully deployed and sent back.

In addition, InSight reads its weather sensors and magnetometers at the new Mars home in Elysium Planitia.

The InSight spacecraft launched its two-year mission to explore the depth of the second world after its six-month, 300 million-mile (480 million km) journey across the globe.

Launched on 5 May, InSight NASA first introduced Mars in 2012 to mark its first flagship branded vehicle, Curiosity, to explore Marst's deep interior.

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