Sunday, 23 November 2014

Lockheed Martin begins Insight Mars lander final assembly

At some point in every project, you stop unpacking the parts and start putting them together. What's true for flat-pack furniture is also true for spacecraft, so Lockheed Martin has begun the Assembly, Test and Launch Operations (ATLO) phase of NASA's INterior exploration using Seismic investigations, geodesy and heat transport (InSight) Mars lander project. Scheduled to launch in 2016, the unmanned InSight probe will be the first deep-drilling mission sent to the Red Planet... Continue Reading Lockheed Martin begins Insight Mars lander final assembly

Section: Space

Tags: InSight, Lockheed Martin, Mars, NASA, Solar System, Spacecraft, Unmanned

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