PIA22808: InSight Instrument Deployment Test in JPL Sandbox
 Target Name:  Mars
 Mission:  InSight
 Spacecraft:  InSight Mars Lander
 Product Size:  973 x 1000 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA22808.tif (2.611 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA22808.jpg (129.3 kB)

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This is an image taken by an engineering model of NASA's InSight lander during a rehearsal for instrument deployment in a Mars-like testbed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California. A flight version of the Instrument Context Camera (ICC) that took this image is expected to take InSight's first image on Mars. The aspect or geometry of the image will look similar to what is seen here. The initial image on Mars will not be as sharp as this one because the dust cover will still be on. Dust is likely to be kicked up during entry, descent and landing.

JPL, a division of Caltech in Pasadena, California, manages InSight for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. InSight is part of NASA's Discovery Program, managed by the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The InSight spacecraft was built and tested by Lockheed Martin Space in Denver, Colorado.

For more information about the mission, go to https://mars.nasa.gov/insight.

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