The first full selfie from NASA InSight lander on Mars

The first full selfie from NASA InSight lander on Mars

The first full selfie from NASA InSight lander on Mars

This is NASA InSight‘s first full selfie on Mars. It displays the lander’s solar panels and deck.

On top of the deck are its science instruments, weather sensor booms and UHF antenna. The selfie was taken on Dec. 6, 2018 (Sol 10).



The selfie is made up of 11 images which were taken by its Instrument Deployment Camera, located on the elbow of its robotic arm. Those images are then stitched together into a mosaic.

JPL manages InSight for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. InSight is part of NASA’s Discovery Program, managed by the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Lockheed Martin Space in Denver built the InSight spacecraft, including its cruise stage and lander, and supports spacecraft operations for the mission.

The first full selfie from NASA InSight lander on Mars

A number of European partners, including France’s Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), are supporting the InSight mission.

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



 

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