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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

InSight captured by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Image captured my HiRISE onboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on 11 Dec 2018

  • InSight successful landing images transmitted by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
  • Image Shows landing site and disposed hardwares
  • Looks Greenish color from outer space (i.e., from Mars orbit)

     On 26 November 2018, NASA's Insight Mars lander touched down at Mars. Since that day, no images of landing marscraft was taken from Mars orbit. Only self panoramic view of Mars lander is obtained by NASA. Now, InSight team pointed the landing site of InSight with the help of HiRISE ( a onboard instrument mounted upon Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter)

     It portrays the image of lander, heat shield, parachute. One image was captured on 06 December 2018 and another on 11 December 2018. They were about 100 feet away from each other found in the region of Elysium Planitia - the flat lava plains selected earlier for InSight landing site.

     On the day of InSight landing, MRO was not in position to take good images of lander. Later period, the team from University of Arizona took the images of Insight landing site with the help of  HiRISE payload onboard MRO.

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Tags: InSight by MRO | Space Updates | Fornax Space Missions


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