Safely on Mars, InSight unfolds its arrays and snaps some pics

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Teledyne DALSA is participating in NASA's InSight Mission to Mars by providing color CCD image sensors for both the Instrument Deployment Camera (IDC) and the Instrument Context Camera (ICC).

Now has his sights set on Mars.

Signals indicating that its solar panels had opened and were collecting sunlight on the Martian surface were relayed to Earth by NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter (launched in 2001 and now orbiting Mars), which were received at about 7.00 a.m. IST as expected.

If you think the hubbub earlier this week surrounding the live-streamed landing of NASA's InSight on Mars was the end of the excitement, then you couldn't be more wrong.

Dr. Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu is the chief engineer of a team formed to design robots for NASA missions at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge, California, United States. "They were an excellent test of how CubeSats can serve as "tag-alongs" on future missions, giving engineers up-to-the-minute feedback during a landing". The images will help researchers to decide the best locations to place the spacecraft's scientific instruments. But during the flyby, MarCO-A transmitted signals through the edge of the Martian atmosphere. Interference from the Martian atmosphere changes the signal when received on Earth, allowing scientists to determine how much atmosphere is present and, to some degree, what it's made of.

CubeSats are a type of spacecraft, much smaller in size compared to traditional, large spacecraft.

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His desire to construct a spacecraft developed when he was growing up in Ghana.

We now have a handsome new image of Mars.

In this week's episode of Watch This Space, we take a look at what went into getting InSight onto the Martian surface. "It's been exciting to see the view from nearly 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) above the surface".

While the CubeSats have achieved their primary objectives, NASA scientists will continue to collect additional data on each CubeSat for next few weeks. Of interest will be how much fuel is left in each CubeSat and detailed analyses of how their relay capability performed.

The organisation was formed to ensure that many Ghanaian children obtain competitive technical skills that will prevent them from falling behind countries such as India and China. "It's given them valuable experience on every facet of building, testing and operating a spacecraft in deep space". "We are proud of their accomplishment".

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