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Re: InSight Mission Updates (Post Landing)
« Reply #101 on: 02/02/2019 06:41 pm »
Hey, this is a flying saucer... errr... a shield!

https://twitter.com/InSightImageBot/status/1091781329337966594

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Re: InSight Mission Updates (Post Landing)
« Reply #102 on: 02/02/2019 06:41 pm »
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Re: InSight Mission Updates (Post Landing)
« Reply #103 on: 02/02/2019 06:50 pm »
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Re: InSight Mission Updates (Post Landing)
« Reply #104 on: 02/02/2019 06:58 pm »

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Re: InSight Mission Updates (Post Landing)
« Reply #105 on: 02/02/2019 07:01 pm »
The latest batch shows it set on the seismometer although still attached to the arm.  Will they be finicky (for good reason of course) before fully releasing?  Also the cover is just a cover, no wiring involved right?
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Re: InSight Mission Updates (Post Landing)
« Reply #106 on: 02/04/2019 05:38 pm »
Image from Feb 3. You can see that they have lowered the gold skirt around the edge of the cover. (I wonder how they command it to drop that skirt? Is it a mechanical system or is there some kind of electro-mechanical actuator in there?)


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Re: InSight Mission Updates (Post Landing)
« Reply #107 on: 02/05/2019 02:49 am »
From Emily Lakdawallas post her http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2019/insight-wts-placed.html it just sounds like it slowly unfolds by gravity over a matter of days.

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Re: InSight Mission Updates (Post Landing)
« Reply #108 on: 02/06/2019 11:22 pm »
The shield is finally released.  We finally have a Martian seisometer able to work in peace.  Now, next up the mole, of course...
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Re: InSight Mission Updates (Post Landing)
« Reply #109 on: 02/08/2019 12:32 pm »

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Re: InSight Mission Updates (Post Landing)
« Reply #111 on: 02/10/2019 03:48 am »
Reaching for the mole now.  It has the same kind of grip but positioned differently from either SEIS or its cover.  I presume they did their best to try to balance the weight.
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Re: InSight Mission Updates (Post Landing)
« Reply #112 on: 02/11/2019 08:15 am »
Mole has been grabbed.
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Re: InSight Mission Updates (Post Landing)
« Reply #113 on: 02/11/2019 09:51 pm »
For those who have slow internet connections, I recommend changing the "per_page" parameter in the URL to a lower number like I've done below, having chosen 5.

https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/multimedia/raw-images/?order=sol+desc%2Cdate_taken+desc&per_page=5&page=0&mission=insight

The standard value of 50 pictures results in a 65MB download just for that single page visit.  That's completely insane, but the site has been up for months, so I assume nobody is going to do anything about it.

With that out of the way, here's a gif of the grab.

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Re: InSight Mission Updates (Post Landing)
« Reply #114 on: 02/11/2019 10:33 pm »
For those who have slow internet connections, I recommend changing the "per_page" parameter in the URL to a lower number like I've done below, having chosen 5.

One could also follow Insightimagebot on twitter that reposts all images as they come in.

https://twitter.com/InSightImageBot

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Re: InSight Mission Updates (Post Landing)
« Reply #115 on: 02/12/2019 10:19 am »
-DaviD-

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Re: InSight Mission Updates (Post Landing)
« Reply #116 on: 02/12/2019 01:40 pm »
https://twitter.com/MarkPanning/status/1095039338235056128

Quietest location where a seismometer has ever been placed? (I guess the ones on the Moon were more noisy given the larger thermal excursions + tides there?)
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Re: InSight Mission Updates (Post Landing)
« Reply #117 on: 02/12/2019 11:19 pm »
Appears both instruments on the ground now  :)
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Re: InSight Mission Updates (Post Landing)
« Reply #118 on: 02/13/2019 01:45 am »

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