NASA has already sent a number of high tech robots to the Red Planet, but we do not usually hear how things were accessed and landed until after the fact. It will change with the inSight Lander, which is scheduled to move down on March, November 26, for NASA to live the whole event for the world to watch.
No, the landlord will not actually send live video clips of itself moving towards the march, but the space agency will have live comments and video feeds from Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s mission check so that we can see the researchers and engineers do their things in real time. 19659003] In a new blog post, JPL says it’s actually planning to make two live streams side by side. One will be streamed on NASA TV Public Channel and will include comments from experts explaining what’s happening and providing detailed updates. The second will be what NASA called “an uninterrupted, clean feed from JPL mission control with only mission’s sound”, meaning you’ll be able to hear the engineers and controllers talk to each other without telling anyone the action. [1
9659002] JPL added additional color for the mission’s special character:
Launched on May 5, InSight marks NASA’s first Mars landing since Curiosity Rover in 2012. The landing will launch a two-year mission where InSight will be the first spacecraft to study Mars deep interior. Its data will also help researchers to understand the formation of all rocky worlds, including our own.
InSight is followed by Mars by two miniature NASA spacecraft, commonly known as the Mars Cube One (MarCO), the first deep space mission for CubeSats. If MarCO does its planned Mars flight city, it tries to transfer data from InSight when it comes into the planet’s atmosphere and land.
If everything goes as planned, InSight will deliver data about Mars as a scientist just dreaming about. Find out how the planet will work incredibly interesting, and we’ll keep an eye on all sorts of nice discoveries during the days and months following the spacecraft landing.