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Re: InSight Mission Updates (Post Landing)
« Reply #81 on: 01/03/2019 10:47 pm »
So they uncoiled the rest of the seisometer's tether.  Does this mean they're satisfied with its positioning?
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Re: InSight Mission Updates (Post Landing)
« Reply #82 on: 01/06/2019 08:02 pm »
So they uncoiled the rest of the seisometer's tether.  Does this mean they're satisfied with its positioning?

Apparently so:

https://twitter.com/NASAInSight/status/1081949062935367680
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Re: InSight Mission Updates (Post Landing)
« Reply #84 on: 01/12/2019 01:38 am »
The InSight page just posted the story regarding the SEIS placement.  It mentions that they plan to pickup the cover for it fairly soon (they say early January).  Also mentioned is excitement for receiving the SEIS' first data once leveling is set, even if the data is a bit noisy from Martian wind.
https://mars.nasa.gov/news/8402/nasas-insight-places-first-instrument-on-mars/?site=insight
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Re: InSight Mission Updates (Post Landing)
« Reply #85 on: 01/13/2019 05:39 pm »

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Re: InSight Mission Updates (Post Landing)
« Reply #86 on: 01/13/2019 05:46 pm »
The claw now has to pull the tether of the seismometer toward the lander, grabbing an especially-designed piece on the part of the tether on the ground, to open up the separation in the cable loop for noise reduction. Then the chainmail cover will be grabbed and placed on top of it.
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Re: InSight Mission Updates (Post Landing)
« Reply #87 on: 01/14/2019 04:20 am »
I think the plan is to stow the grapple (tried but not succeeded twice so far, it's a bit tricky) and then use the scoop on the end of the arm to pull the little pin outwards from the SEIS, rather than grappling that little pin.  Clearly from the design it could be done either way.

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Re: InSight Mission Updates (Post Landing)
« Reply #88 on: 01/14/2019 04:40 pm »
Leveling and optimal ground coupling of the seismometer is complete, ahead of the cable pull (which is actually a contingency scenario, not unexpected but they had hoped for it not to be necessary once the frangibolt fired), final releveling to horizontal, and shield placement.

https://twitter.com/InSight_IPGP/status/1084852332318216194


Page with a (French) summary of the operations so far and what Phil just posted in the above post about the scoop being used to pull the cable: https://www.seis-insight.eu/fr/actualites/460-l-installation-de-seis-a-la-surface-de-mars
« Last Edit: 01/14/2019 05:03 pm by eeergo »
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Re: InSight Mission Updates (Post Landing)
« Reply #89 on: 01/15/2019 08:50 am »
was a descent camera installed on the lander? Are we going to eventually have a footage of the descent like for MSL?


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Re: InSight Mission Updates (Post Landing)
« Reply #90 on: 01/15/2019 09:41 pm »
No, no descent imaging.

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Re: InSight Mission Updates (Post Landing)
« Reply #91 on: 01/16/2019 04:00 am »
No, no descent imaging.
Wait for Mars 2020.  Multiple cameras.

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Re: InSight Mission Updates (Post Landing)
« Reply #92 on: 01/16/2019 03:24 pm »
No, no descent imaging.
Wait for Mars 2020.  Multiple cameras.

For the moment I'm more interested in hearing what SEIS senses thus far, even without the cover on just yet.
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Re: InSight Mission Updates (Post Landing)
« Reply #93 on: 01/16/2019 04:55 pm »

https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/multimedia/raw-images/?order=sol+desc%2Cdate_taken+desc&per_page=50&page=0&mission=insight


More photos from Mars. Mostly pictures of the grapple fixture. You could look closely for any changes.


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