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Mission Team

2018 Team Photo at JPL
2018 Team Photo at JPL
2017 Team Photo at Lockheed Martin
2017 Team Photo at Lockheed Martin

Mission Team

The InSight team is comprised of scientists and engineers from multiple disciplines and is a unique collaboration between countries and organizations around the world. The science team includes co-investigators from the U.S., France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Japan, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

While numerous individuals make vital contributions without which this mission could not occur, key team members include:


Project Manager Tom Hoffman
Principal Investigator Bruce Banerdt
Deputy Principal Investigator Suzanne Smrekar
Landing Site Lead Matt Golombek
Project System Engineer Jason Willis
Deputy Project System Engineer Michael Lisano
Safety and Mission Assurance Manager Linda Facto
Flight Systems Manager Charles Scott
Flight Systems System Engineer Brian Bone
Spacecraft Manager Stuart Spath
EDL System Lead Rob Grover
Payload Manager Tom Hoffman
SEIS Delivery Manager Brian Bone
Payload System Engineer Jonathan Grinblat
SEIS Project Manager Philippe Laudet
HP3 Project Manager Judit Jaenchen
Mission System  Manager Rick Welch
Mission System  Deputy Manager Tim Weise
Mission Design Manager Allen Halsell
Mission Design and Navigation Deputy Manager Fernando Abilleira
Mission Operations System Engineer Pauline Hwang
Ground Data System Manager Kyran Owen-Mankovich
Business Manager Tiffany Deleo
Project Schedule Analyst Sheri Paulson
Project Resource Analyst Mason Takidin
Project Staff Assistant Susan Deligiannis

Principal Investigators

Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS) Philippe Lognonné
Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), France
Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) Tilman Spohn
Institute of Planetary Research, German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, or DLR), Germany
Rotation and Interior Structure Experiment (RISE) Bill Folkner
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), USA
JPL, a division of Caltech in Pasadena, California, manages the InSight Project for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. Lockheed Martin Space, Denver, built the spacecraft. InSight is part of NASA's Discovery Program, which is managed by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
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