Episode 184: DATA RELAY--Mars InSight

  1. This week in SF history

    • November 14, 1933. The birth of Fred Wallace Haise Jr. (wikipedia.org)

  2. Spaceflight news

  3. Data Relay: NASA Mars InSight

    • Thank you to Richard Durden for presenting this topic.

    • InSight press kit is very valuable (PDF: jpl.nasa.gov)

    • Failure of a vacuum vessel on SEIS delayed Insight from the 2016 launch window to the 2018 launch window. (spaceflightnow.com) (space.com)

    • MarCo-A and -B are nicknamed “Wall-E” and “Eva” by JPL Engineers (space.com)

    • Has a parafin-actuated five finger grabber (space.com)

    • Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) (springer.com)

    • Canadian chainmail (photo HT Csaba)

 Canada provided the chaimail visible at the bottom edge of the SEIS skirt

Canada provided the chaimail visible at the bottom edge of the SEIS skirt

 Lucy’s proposed trajectory

Lucy’s proposed trajectory