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January 31, 2018
In the first episode of a new JPL video series, we celebrate the 14th anniversary of the Opportunity rover, show you a recent panoramic view from the Curiosity rover, look at ice deposits spotted by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and check out the latest test on the InSight lander, heading to the Red Planet in May 2018. The NASA Mars Report will bring you regular updates on Mars exploration. For information on all our Mars missions: https://mars.nasa.gov/
January 23, 2018
While in the landed configuration for the last time before arriving on Mars, NASA's InSight lander was commanded to deploy its solar arrays to test and verify the exact process that it will use on the surface of the Red Planet. During the test on Jan. 23, 2018, in a Lockheed Martin clean room in Littleton, Colorado, engineers and technicians evaluated that the solar arrays fully deployed and conducted an illumination test to confirm that the solar cells were collecting power. This time lapse video of the deployment is courtesy Lockheed Martin Space. For more information about the InSight mission, visit mars.nasa.gov/insight/
October 27, 2017
Vice President Mike Pence joined NASA Associate Administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, Thomas Zurbuchen for a close-up view of NASA's Mars InSight spacecraft during a visit to Lockheed Martin's facility in Littleton, Colorado, on Thursday, October 26. InSight is being prepped for a May 2018 launch to the Red Planet, with a landing in November. It will study the deep interior of Mars, with a primary goal of helping scientists understand how rocky planets - including Earth - formed and evolved.
July 27, 2017
Animation of the proposed InSight (Interior exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) Lander deploying its instruments.
June 18, 2015
Two miniature satellites will be hitching a ride to the Red Planet to get a front row seat for InSight 's landing on Mars.
July 15, 2014
Time lapse video of the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) "mole" probing to depth in a test.
August 20, 2012
Mission team members for InSight, the new Mars lander mission selected by NASA to launch in 2016, explain how the spacecraft will advance our knowledge of Mars' history and rocky planet evolution.