After a journey of 7 months, NASA’s Insight has touchdown the surface of red planet Mars. Now NASA’s Insight spacecraft is fully operational and start sending back data to the earth. Data sent back is in shape of images and telemetry data and its verifying that the lander is functioning well for the purpose it has been designed.
“The science team had been hoping to land in a sandy area with few rocks since we chose the landing site, so we couldn’t be happier,” says Hoffman. “There are no landing pads or runways on Mars, so coming down in an area that is basically a large sandbox without any large rocks should make instrument deployment easier and provide a great place for our mole to start burrowing.”