NASA's Mars InSight bends its arm

NASA's Mars InSight bends its arm

New pictures from Mars InSight Lander NASA show his
The robot arm is ready to lift something.

With a range of almost 2 meters, the arm is included
used to take scientific instruments off the lander's deck and gently set them
on the surface of Mars at Elysium Planitia, the lava plane that InSight touched
on the 26th of November

Initially, however, the arm will use the instrument deployment
Camera on the elbow to the area in front of the
Lander These images help the members of the mission team determine the location
InSight seismometer and heat flow probe – the only instruments ever
robotically placed on the surface of another planet.

"Today we can see the first insights into our workspace"
said Bruce Banerdt, the mission's chief investigator in NASA's jet
Drive laboratory in Pasadena, California. "We will be at the beginning of next week
Make it more detailed and create a complete mosaic. "