PIA22205: InSight Lander Solar Array Test


InSight Lander Solar Array Test

Caption:

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The solar arrays on NASA's InSight Mars lander were deployed as part of testing conducted Jan. 23, 2018, at Lockheed Martin Space in Littleton, Colorado. Engineers and technicians evaluated the solar arrays and performed an illumination test to confirm that the solar cells were collecting power. The launch window for InSight opens May 5, 2018.

Background Info:

The InSight Project is managed by JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, for the NASA Science Mission Directorate, Washington. InSight is part of NASA's Discovery Program, which is managed by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

For more information about InSight, visit http://insight.jpl.nasa.gov . Additional information on the Discovery Program is available at http://discovery.nasa.gov .

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Mars
System Mars
Target Type Planet
Mission Mars InSight
Instrument Host
Host Type Lander
Instrument
Detector
Extra Keywords Color
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2018-01-23
Date in Caption 2018-01-23 2018-05-05
Image Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/Lockheed Martin
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA22205
Identifier PIA22205