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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 InSight
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This image is an artist's impression of NASA's InSight lander on Mars. InSight will look for tectonic activity and meteorite impacts.
PIA22226:
InSight Probes the 'Inner Space' of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 InSight
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This artist's concept shows NASA's InSight lander, its sensors, cameras and instruments.
PIA22227:
The InSight Lander
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 InSight
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An artist's rendition of NASA's InSight lander operating on the surface of Mars.
PIA22228:
InSight on the Surface of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 InSight
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This image is an artist's rendition of NASA's InSight lander. The lander will seek the fingerprints of the processes that formed the rocky planets of the solar system, more than 4 billion years ago.
PIA22229:
Seeking How Rocky Planets Form
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 InSight
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An artist's rendition of Mars, highlighting one of InSight's goals, to figure out just how tectonically active Mars is today and how often meteorites impact it.
PIA22230:
Measuring the Pulse of Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 InSight
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NASA's InSight lander will launch to Mars aboard an Atlas V-401 launch vehicle (shown here), one of the biggest rockets available for interplanetary flight.
PIA22231:
Artist's Concept of the Atlas V-401 Rocket
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 InSight
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An artist's rendition of how a rocky planet forms. NASA's InSight will seeks the fingerprints of the processes that formed the rocky planets of the solar system, more than 4 billion years ago.
PIA22233:
A Rocky Planet Forms
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 InSight
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The InSight Team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, JPL, in June 2015, comprised of scientists and engineers from multiple disciplines and is a unique collaboration between countries and organizations around the world.
PIA22234:
The InSight Team at JPL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-01-25 InSight
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The InSight Team at Lockheed Martin Space in May, 2017, comprised of scientists and engineers from multiple disciplines and is a unique collaboration between countries and organizations around the world.
PIA22235:
The InSight Team at Lockheed Martin
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-01 InSight
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Personnel supporting NASA's InSight mission to Mars load the crated InSight spacecraft into a C-17 cargo aircraft at Buckley Air Force Base, Denver, for shipment to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
PIA22220:
Shipping InSight Mars Spacecraft to California for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-01 InSight
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A truck carrying NASA s InSight spacecraft leaves Lockheed Martin Space, Denver, where the spacecraft was built and tested, on February 28, 2018. InSight was driven to Buckley Air Force Base.
PIA22225:
Shipping InSight Mars Spacecraft to Buckley Air Force Base
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-01 InSight
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A C-17 cargo aircraft carrying NASA's InSight spacecraft flew from Buckley Air Force Base, Denver, to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on February 28, 2018.
PIA22251:
C-17 Shipping InSight Mars Spacecraft to Vandenberg Air Force Base
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-01 InSight
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Personnel supporting NASA's InSight mission to Mars load the crated InSight spacecraft into a C-17 cargo aircraft at Buckley Air Force Base, Denver, for shipment to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
PIA22252:
Shipping InSight Mars Spacecraft to California for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-01 InSight
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Personnel supporting NASA's InSight mission to Mars load the crated InSight spacecraft into a C-17 cargo aircraft at Buckley Air Force Base, Denver, for shipment to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
PIA22253:
Shipping InSight Mars Spacecraft to California for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-09 InSight
SEIS
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This artist's rendering shows a cutaway of the Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure instrument, or SEIS, which will fly as part of NASA's Mars InSight lander.
PIA22320:
Cutaway of SEIS (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-06 InSight
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NASA's InSight to Mars undergoes final preparations at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Central California, ahead of its launch, expected as early as May 5, 2018.
PIA22254:
Getting Ready for Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-05 InSight
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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Ca., carrying NASA's InSight Mars lander. Liftoff was on May 5, 2018 at 4:05 a.m. PDT.
PIA22541:
InSight Launch From Distance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-05 InSight
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An Atlas V rocket carrying NASA's InSight lander breaks through cloud cover over Vandenberg Air Force Base on May 5, 2018.
PIA22542:
InSight Launches Through Clouds
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-05 InSight
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The gantry rolls back from an Atlas V rocket carrying NASA's InSight Mars lander in preparation for launch.
PIA22543:
InSight During Tower Rollback
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-05-05 InSight
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The payload fairing of the Atlas V rocket that would launch NASA's InSight lander to Mars is lifted up so that it can be mated to the top of the rocket.
PIA22544:
InSight Payload Fairing Lift and Mate
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-20 Mars InSight
Instrument Context Camera (ICC)
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This long-exposure image (24 seconds) was taken by Instrument Context Camera (ICC) of NASA's InSight Mars lander. The image shows some of the interior features of the backshell that encapsulates the spacecraft.
PIA22647:
InSight's Inner Sanctum Revealed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-08-20 InSight
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This artist's concept shows NASA's InSight spacecraft, encapsulated in its aeroshell, as it cruises to Mars.
PIA22547:
InSight Cruises to Mars (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-21 Mars InSight
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A camera calibration target sits on the deck of the NASA's InSight lander, adorned with the flags of different nations participating in the mission.
PIA22540:
InSight Camera Calibration Target, Laser Retroreflector, and Microchip
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-09 Mars InSight
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Engineers at Lockheed Martin Space, Denver, Colorado, test the solar arrays on NASA's InSight lander several months before launch.
PIA22739:
Pre-Launch Testing of InSight's Solar Arrays
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-09 Mars InSight
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Engineers at Lockheed Martin Space, Denver, Colorado, prepare NASA's InSight lander for testing in a thermal vacuum chamber several months before launch.
PIA22740:
Pre-Launch T-VAC Testing on InSight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-09 Mars InSight
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Engineers at Lockheed Martin Space, Denver, Colorado, test the robotic arm on NASA's InSight lander several months before launch.
PIA22741:
Pre-Launch Testing of InSight's Robotic Arm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-10 InSight
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This illustration shows a simulated view of NASA's InSight lander descending towards the surface of Mars on its parachute.
PIA22809:
InSight on Its Parachute (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-10 InSight
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This illustration shows a simulated view of NASA's InSight lander firing retrorockets to slow down as it descends toward the surface of Mars.
PIA22810:
InSight Heading Down to the Martian Surface (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-10 InSight
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This illustration shows a simulated view of NASA's InSight lander kicking up dust as it lands on the Martian surface.
PIA22811:
InSight Touching Down on Mars (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-10 InSight
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This is an illustration showing a simulated view of NASA's InSight lander about to land on the surface of Mars. This view shows the underside of the spacecraft.
PIA22812:
InSight Moments Away From Landing, Underside View (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-10 InSight
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This is an illustration showing a simulated view of NASA's InSight about to land on the surface of Mars. This view shows the top of the spacecraft.
PIA22813:
InSight Moments Away From Landing, Top View (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-11 Mars InSight
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NASA's InSight mission tests an engineering version of the spacecraft's robotic arm in a Mars-like environment at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA22806:
InSight Robotic Arm Test Lift of Wind and Thermal Shield
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-11 Mars InSight
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An engineering version of the robotic arm on NASA's InSight mission lifts the engineering version of the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Probe (HP3) at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA22807:
InSight Robotic Arm Test Lift of Heat Probe
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-23 InSight
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This is an illustration showing NASA's InSight lander separating from its cruise stage as it prepares to enter Mars' atmosphere.
PIA22828:
Illustration of InSight Cruise Stage Separation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-24 InSight
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This artist's concept depicts NASA's InSight lander after it has deployed its instruments on the Martian surface.
PIA22743:
InSight Deploys Its Instruments
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-25 InSight
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NASA's InSight spacecraft approaches Mars in this artist's concept.
PIA22099:
InSight Approaching Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-25 InSight
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In this artist's impression NASA's InSight spacecraft begins Entry, Descent and Landing (EDL) as it reaches the Martian atmosphere.
PIA22100:
InSight's Entry, Descent and Landing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-10-30 InSight
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This artist's illustration depicts NASA's InSight lander on Mars.
PIA22745:
InSight - Artist's Illustration
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-21 Mars InSight
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This image shows 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.
PIA22808:
InSight Instrument Deployment Test in JPL Sandbox
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-25 InSight
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This artist's illustration shows NASA's InSight lander on the surface of Mars, with its solar arrays deployed.
PIA22571:
InSight Lander with Solar Arrays Deployed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-21 Mars InSight
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This image of NASA's InSight spacecraft, taken at Lockheed Martin Space in Littleton, Colorado, shows several of the critical landing systems including the thrusters, lander legs and science deck.
PIA22572:
InSight Landing Systems
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-21 InSight
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An artist's impression shows the major interior layers of Earth, Mars and the Moon.
PIA22573:
Planetary Interiors
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-25 InSight
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This image of a footpad on NASA's Insight lander was taken by the Instrument Deployment Camera during the assembly, test and launch operations phase.
PIA22814:
Test Image of InSight Footpad Before Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-25 InSight
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This test image of NASA's Insight lander shows the InSight deck and calibration target before launch.
PIA22815:
Test Image of InSight Deck and Calibration Target Before Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-25 InSight
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This panorama, created from multiple images, shows the deck of NASA's InSight lander, as well as its solar panels, during the assembly, test and launch operations phase.
PIA22826:
Test Panorama of InSight Deck Before Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-11-25 InSight
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This test image from an engineering model of NASA's InSight lander shows part of the lander's robotic arm.
PIA22827:
Test Raw Image of Robotic Arm in InSight Testbed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-07 Mars InSight
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This image shows the spectrogram of vibrations (frequency spectrum over time) recorded by two of the three sensors of the short period seismometer on NASA's InSight lander on Mars.
PIA22925:
Vibrations from InSight's First 20 Minutes on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-07 Mars InSight
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This image shows a copy of one of the sensors on NASA InSight's seismometer, compared to a 2-euro coin (about 1 inch wide).
PIA22926:
Small Seismic Sensor on InSight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-18 Mars InSight
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Engineers practice deploying InSight's instruments in a lab at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA22744:
Practicing InSight Instrument Deployment
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-18 Mars InSight
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Engineers in Pasadena, California, sculpt a gravel-like material to mimic the terrain in front of NASA's InSight lander on Mars.
PIA22879:
Marsforming for InSight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-18 Mars InSight
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Engineers measure their test lander's 'workspace' -- the terrain where scientists want to set InSight's instruments -- at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA22880:
Measuring the Workspace
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-18 Mars InSight
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The InSight Project Manager (standing) and an engineer wear Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality headsets, which project digital terrain models of InSight's landing location on Mars over a lab space.
PIA22951:
Marsforming With HoloLens
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-18 Mars InSight
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An engineer watches as a test version of NASA's Mars InSight lander grasps a model of the spacecraft's seismometer. This work was done at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA22952:
Inspecting Instrument Deployment
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-18 Mars InSight
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ForeSight, a fully functional, full-size model of NASA's InSight lander, sits in a lab space that has been sculpted to match terrain in front of the real lander on Mars. This work was done at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA22953:
ForeSight's Workspace
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-18 Mars InSight
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ForeSight, a fully functional, full-size model of NASA's InSight lander, grasps a model of the lander's Wind and Thermal Shield. This testing was done at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA22954:
ForeSight's Grapple
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-12-18 Mars InSight
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ForeSight, a fully functional, full-size model of NASA's InSight lander, practices deploying a model of the lander's Wind and Thermal Shield. This testing was done at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA22955:
Setting the Wind and Thermal Shield
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-13 InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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This image shows InSight's heat probe, called the Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3).
PIA23044:
HP3 Being Tested in Germany
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-13 InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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An artist's concept of InSight's heat probe, called the Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3), annotates various parts inside of the instrument.
PIA23045:
HP3 Cutaway Rendering (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-02-19 InSight
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This artist's concept shows NASA's InSight lander with its instruments deployed on the Martian surface. Several of the sensors used for studying Martian weather are visible on its deck.
PIA22957:
InSight Collecting Mars Weather Data (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-23 Mars InSight
SEIS
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This video and audio diagram illustrates a seismic event detected by NASA's InSight lander on April 6, 2019, the 128th Martian day, or sol, of the mission.
PIA23176:
InSight's Sol 128 Seismic Event
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-05 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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Engineers in a Mars-like test area at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory try possible strategies to aid the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) on NASA's InSight lander, using engineering models of the lander, robotic arm and instrument.
PIA23272:
JPL Engineers Test Heat Probe Strategies
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-05 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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The self-hammering mole, part of the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) on NASA's InSight lander, was only partially buried in the soil of Mars as of early June 2019, as shown in this illustration.
PIA23274:
Current Position of InSight's Mole (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-06-05 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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In a JPL lab, a replica of NASA InSight's robotic arm presses with its scoop on crushed garnet near a replica of the spacecraft's self-hammering 'mole.'
PIA23276:
Testing How InSight's Arm Will Push on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-02-21 Mars InSight
Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3)
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This test using an engineering model of the InSight lander here on Earth shows how the spacecraft on Mars will use its robotic arm to press on a digging device, called the mole.
PIA23619:
Robotic Arm Pushes on a Model of the Mole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-06 ISS
OPALS
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This frame from an animated GIF shows Earth's moon moving below NASA's OPALS laser instrument as seen by a robotic camera on the exterior of the International Space Station.
PIA18386:
OPALS and the Moon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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This photo shows the Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) being installed in SpaceX's Dragon capsule prior to launching on April 18, 2014.
PIA18571:
OPALS Installation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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This artist's rendition shows the Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) operating from the International Space Station. OPALS was launched to the station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on April 18, 2014.
PIA18572:
OPALS on the ISS (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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The Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) undergoes final inspection prior to shipment to NASA's Kennedy Space Center. OPALS was launched to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on April 18, 2014.
PIA18573:
OPALS Final Inspection
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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An engineer from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory oversees a fit check during the integration & testing of the Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS).
PIA18574:
OPALS Fit Check
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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The Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) undergoes vibration testing at NASa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in December 2012.
PIA18575:
OPALS Vibration Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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The Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) undergoes vibration testing at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in December 2012.
PIA18576:
OPALS Vibration Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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This is a 3-foot (1-meter) aperture main telescope located at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Optical Communications Telescope Laboratory ground station.
PIA18577:
OPALS Main Telescope
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) is covered in white thermal blankets awaiting integration with its launch vehicle at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
PIA18578:
OPALS Thermal Blankets
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) flight terminal undergoes final testing at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. OPALS was launched to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on April 18, 2014.
PIA18579:
OPALS Final Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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This photo shows the Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) flight terminal at JPL being prepared for shipment to NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
PIA18650:
OPALS Preparation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-06 ISS
OPALS
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This photo shows the Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) stowed in the SpaceX Dragon trunk on April 22, 2014, two days after docking with the International Space Station.
PIA18658:
OPALS Stowed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-06 ISS
OPALS
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NASA's Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) operations team is seen at the Optical Communications Telescope Laboratory ground station during an operations planning retreat on February 13, 2014.
PIA18659:
OPALS Team
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-06 ISS
OPALS
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NASA's Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) operations team at Kennedy Space Center's Space Launch Complex-40 on April 14, 2014, with the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying OPALS in the background.
PIA18660:
OPALS Operations Team At Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-06 ISS
OPALS
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NASA's Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) is seen in the SpaceX Dragon trunk following second stage separation of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on April 18, 2014.
PIA18661:
Second Stage Separation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-06 ISS
OPALS
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NASA's Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) integration and test team is seen at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory prior to OPALS shipment to Kennedy Space Center.
PIA18662:
OPALS Integration and Test Team
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NASA's Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) is pictured in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory prior to shipment.
PIA18664:
Spacecraft Assembly Facility
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NASA's Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) integration and test team is seen at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory prior to OPALS shipment to Kennedy Space Center.
PIA18665:
Integration and Test Team
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-24 James Webb Space Telescope
Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI)
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This image shows a model of one of three detectors for the Mid-Infrared Instrument on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.
PIA11195:
Shake, Rattle and Roll: James Webb Telescope Components Pass Tests
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-09-24 James Webb Space Telescope
Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI)
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Mike Ressler (right) and Kalyani Sukhatme of NASA's JPL pose in the clean room with a model component, called a focal plane module, of the Mid-Infrared Instrument on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.
PIA11196:
Shake, Rattle and Roll: James Webb Telescope Components Pass Tests
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-18 James Webb Space Telescope
Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI)
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The Mid-Infrared Instrument, a component of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, underwent alignment testing at the Science and Technology Facilities Council's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Space in Oxfordshire, England.
PIA14418:
Webb Instrument Undergoes Alignment Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-08-18 James Webb Space Telescope
Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI)
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The Mid-Infrared Instrument, a component of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, underwent testing inside the thermal space test chamber at the Science and Technology Facilities Council's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Space in Oxfordshire, England.
PIA14419:
Webb Instrument Inside Test Chamber
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-13 James Webb Space Telescope
Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI)
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Technicians inspect the cooler for the Mid-Infrared Instrument, or MIRI, part of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.
PIA20686:
Inspecting the MIRI Cryocooler
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-06-13 James Webb Space Telescope
Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI)
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This image shows the cooling device for the Mid-Infrared Instrument, or MIRI, one of the James Webb Space Telescope's four instruments.
PIA20688:
MIRI Cryocooler Packing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 Jason-1
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Artist's concept of NASA's Jason 1 spacecraft from December, 2002.
PIA04237:
Artist's Concept of Jason 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-23 Jason-3
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JPL technicians perform a practice run of the mechanical integration sequence that will be used to mate the Jason-3 spacecraft's Advanced Microwave Radiometer instrument to the Jason-3 satellite.
PIA14438:
Integration Test of Jason-3 Advanced Microwave Radiometer Instrument
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-23 Earth Jason-3
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Artist's concept of the U.S.-European Jason-3 spacecraft over the California coast. Jason-3 will precisely measure the height of the ocean surface, allowing scientists to monitor ocean circulation and sea level.
PIA14439:
Artist's Concept of U.S.-European Jason-3 Ocean Altimetry Satellite over California
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Artist's concept of U.S.-European Jason-3 Ocean Altimetry Satellite over France.
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Artist's Concept of U.S.-European Jason-3 Ocean Altimetry Satellite over France
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-23 Earth Jason-3
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Artist's concept of U.S.-European Jason-3 Ocean Altimetry Satellite over the Amazon
PIA14441:
Artist's Concept of U.S.-European Jason-3 Ocean Altimetry Satellite over the Amazon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-11-20 Jason-CS
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The Sentinel-6A spacecraft sits in its clean room in Germany's IABG space test center, being prepared for a scheduled launch in November 2020 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
PIA23549:
Sentinel-6A in Its Clean Room
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-06 Juno
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Assembly began April 1, 2010, for NASA's Juno spacecraft. Workers at Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver, Colorado are moving into place the vault that will protect the spacecraft's sensitive electronics from Jupiter's intense radiation belts.
PIA13011:
Juno Taking Shape
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-06 Juno
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Assembly began April 1, 2010, for NASA's Juno spacecraft. Workers at Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver, Colorado workers are readying the spacecraft's propulsion module.
PIA13012:
Readying Juno's Propulsion Module
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-03 Juno
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Assembly began April 1, 2010, for NASA's Juno spacecraft in the high-bay cleanroom at Lockheed Martin in Denver, Colo. Workers are moving the radiation vault above a mock-up of the upper part of the spacecraft's main body.
PIA13013:
Juno Taking Shape
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-03 Juno
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This artist's concept shows NASA's Juno spacecraft, which will launch from Earth in 2011 and arrive at Jupiter in 2016 to study the giant planet from an elliptical, polar orbit.
PIA13087:
Juno Mission to Jupiter (2009 Artist's Concept )
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-12 Juno
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Once the radiation vault was installed on top of the propulsion module, NASA's Juno spacecraft was lifted onto a large rotation fixture. The fixture allows the spacecraft to be turned for convenient access for integrating and testing instruments.
PIA13255:
Rotating Juno for Integrating Instruments
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-12 Juno
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A technician inspects the special radiation vault being installed atop the propulsion module of NASA's Juno spacecraft; the vault has titanium walls to protect the spacecraft's electronic brain and heart from Jupiter's harsh radiation environment.
PIA13256:
Inspecting Juno's Radiation Vault
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