See the NASA InSight landing on Mars today at 9 in the evening


After a one-month trip, NASA's InSight aircraft is ready to land on Mars. You can watch the landing at 9 at night in Greece.

InSight

NASA provides live coverage of landing on November 26 from 9 p.m. (the actual landing starts at 9:40 pm) on almost all video channels. It certainly offers many more options than the landing of Curiosity in 2012.

The usual channels are Youtube, where you can watch the whole process without comments, at Twitch (in the first two there will be 360 ​​degree video) and in Facebook .

There will also be promotional places around the world. In the US, you can see the landing in places like Times Square, the American Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the Houston Space Center and the California Science Center in LA.

If all goes well According to the plan, some procedures are scheduled to take place in just a few minutes. InSight should technically land at 9:54 p.m., but will not send confirmation until 10:01 p.m. How fast you get details will depend on two cubesats (Mars Cube One) making a flyby and retransmitting InSight data.

The cubesats are two experimental microsatellites that traveled with InSight, flying behind it. They have a briefcase size and a weight of 13,5 kg each. They will be tested for the first time on another planet and will act as an alternative and faster transponder of InSight radio signals to Earth, bypassing the large satellite spacecraft that have been moving around Mars for years. So NASA will be able to know in a few minutes (and not a few hours) how the landing went.

But beyond that, you definitely need to be patient. To find out if InSight solar panels have been developed, you will have to wait until 3:35 a.m. the next day and the first image may take up to a day to reach us.

InSight is a robotic geological laboratory designed to analyze earthquakes on Mars, its tectonic structure and the composition of its interior.


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