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Re: Insight Mission

#21  Postby newolder » Nov 29, 2018 12:24 pm

According to the Deep Space Network page, Insight is receiving uploaded data and commands from the Canberra station as I write. I'm guessing that new imagery will appear to this Raw Images page soon...

ETA The communication is now both ways so there is some more data on its way back to Earth too. Yay! The received data is coming in at a staggering rate of 46 bits/second! (Data rate now improved to 286 bits per second.) Images may take some time... :coffee:
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Re: Insight Mission

#22  Postby laklak » Nov 29, 2018 2:45 pm

newolder wrote:The received data is coming in at a staggering rate of 46 bits/second! (Data rate now improved to 286 bits per second.) Images may take some time... :coffee:


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Re: Insight Mission

#23  Postby felltoearth » Nov 29, 2018 3:19 pm

laklak wrote:
newolder wrote:The received data is coming in at a staggering rate of 46 bits/second! (Data rate now improved to 286 bits per second.) Images may take some time... :coffee:


I wondered what happened to all those Compuserve acoustic couplers.

And those AOL disks.
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Re: Insight Mission

#24  Postby newolder » Nov 29, 2018 7:55 pm

Yet the earlier launched MAVEN orbiter at Mars is currently shovelling data back to Earth at an impressive 857.10 kilobits/sec.

I'm aware that the orbiters at Mars can establish comms with the surface rovers and landers and then pass data back to Earth using their links to the DSN. Direct comms with the probe may not get used for data return. :dunno:
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#25  Postby laklak » Nov 29, 2018 8:10 pm

I used to work for a software company called Maven, and our insurance claims system was called Insight. Coincidence?
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#26  Postby newolder » Nov 29, 2018 8:17 pm

I think not.
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#27  Postby laklak » Nov 29, 2018 8:23 pm

I'm not saying in was aliens, but...
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Re: Insight Mission

#28  Postby newolder » Nov 29, 2018 8:30 pm

Computer says:
A maven (also mavin) is a trusted expert in a particular field, who seeks to pass timely and relevant knowledge on to others in the respective field.


A mavin with insight written in code - should we tell the SETI folk? :coffee:
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#29  Postby newolder » Dec 01, 2018 8:35 am

Ten new images have arrived to the Raw Images link above (post #21). Nothing overly spectacular and the lens protector is still in place for the instrument context camera - the one that looks at the area ahead of the lander where instruments will get placed in future. The robot arm seems to be waving about a bit - perhaps that camera's images will be stitched into a movie soon...
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Re: Insight Mission

#30  Postby newolder » Dec 06, 2018 6:56 pm

The robotic arm gets a stretch:
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Image not posted to Raw Images page though. :???:

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Someone must have turned the Raw Image server off and back on again. :rolleyes:
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Re: Insight Mission

#31  Postby newolder » Dec 20, 2018 4:18 pm

...and the seismometer is now on the surface:
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December 19, 2018

NASA's InSight lander placed its seismometer onto Mars on Dec. 19, 2018. This was the first time a seismometer had ever been placed onto the surface of another planet. The seismometer is the copper-colored object in this image, which was taken around Martian dusk.
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#32  Postby newolder » Feb 03, 2019 8:38 am

... and the wind and thermal shield is in place - let the Marsquakes begin to get measured...
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