Mars InSight


#1

Landing will be live November 26, 2018 8:00 PM

How to watch - https://www.livescience.com/64148-how-to-watch-mars-insight-landing.html

…or the direct NASA feeds online (including a 360 feed!) here:

Plus the tube:

Mission info and summary site here:


#2

Anyone else watching it live right now? :slight_smile:


#3

Yup :slight_smile:

Its a little early. I think I just heard that transport module separation occurs at about 40 minutes past the hour … so 20 more minutes.


#4

Yes, still a few minutes left. Right now they are previewing the mission.
Hope everything works as planned. A lot of people here in Germany at the DLR have been working on those instruments for a long time.
Really exciting!


#5

Btw Mars is pretty close right now, only 8 light minutes if I got that correctly. I think the average is over 12.


#6

neat.


#7

Nice! Touchdown confirmed. That’s 6 mars points!


#8

Touchdown confirmed! Amazing


#9

And an unlocked skin in Surviving Mars :slight_smile:


#10

Yeah looks like it worked so far.
Standby for data.


#11

The team lead is named Bruce Banner? Good job for those close up video camera people (how annoying would that be) he didn’t get mad if it cratered.


#12

Is that a cookie?


#13

Waiting on the solar panels report. Did I miss it?


#14

I don’t think so. The photo data was relayed by the Marco micro satellite that tagged along (and is now zooming past mars).

They just received the first X-band confirm from the deep space network, so the lander looks ok.


#15

…but on Mars


#16

Solar panels to deploy by 5pm EST I think I heard.


#17

The guy that put the lens cover on last must have at least been a tiny bit tempted to put a picture of Matt Damon on it first, just for the laughs… :slight_smile:


#18

Successful landing, awesome!


#19

Yeah deploying the solar panels will take some hours.


#20

I think his name is “Bantner” or something. But when I first heard the name I thought the same thing. :smiley: