The Launch Of Atlas V

NASA’s is still undergoing preparation to launch INSIGHT into Mars. This will be one of a kind spacecraft that is ranked to be the first one ever from the West Coast. Exploring inside and outside mars is the main plan to be undertaken during this project. It is set to survey the interior of the […]

NASA gears up for its next Mars Mission

 NASA has been credited for sending a number of missions to Mars and Insight is another one on its list. But what sets Insight apart from the other missions is that it is literally a ground-breaking lander. While the previous orbiters have observed the red planet from above, rovers have crept over the surface; the […]

Date of launch of InSight lander set for May, 2018

Mission of the InSight, targeting Mars surface with lander equipped with special instruments for gathering data on seismic activity of Mars surface, has now official launch date. On September 2, 2016, NASA announced about final approval for extending InSight program until launch in 2018 by Science Mission Directorate. Launch of the rocket with InSight is planned […]

Johann Woerner’s problems with ExoMars – tough times are coming for ESA Mars mission ?

After postponing ExoMars mission for two years from 2018 to 2020 it seems that subcontractors of ESA will be forced to work really hard to make the delay was the last. On press conference in Prague, on May 9, 2016, Johann Woerner, Director of European Space Agency clearly expressed his dissatisfaction caused by delay with ExoMars. […]

ExoMars officially postponed to July 2020

 Join Russian-European Mars mission was officially moved to 2020 due the decision of Johann Woerner and Igor Komarov. Previous gossips about delays in program were unveiled in March 2016, just before successful launch of Schiaparelli EDM and TGO space probe on atop of Proton rocket on March 14, 2016 (You can read more here about launch and […]

Mars InSight with green light from NASA !

After multiple problems in the end of 2015 and with increasing probability of halting NASA participation in program on 2016, we have NASA final voice in discussion. InSight will start its mission in 2018 in first possible launch window. InSight (Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy, and Heat Transport) was one of fundamental Mars research missions, example […]

InSight after problems on December 2015 is put into question

Problems with leakage in SEIS seismometer which is one of crucial onboard instruments on InSight Mars lander could threat all program. Problems started on November 2015 when first leakage was spotted, but CNES specialists managed to repair it and keep the schedule. Unfortunately on 21 December 2015, when during test of SEIS performed by French scientist […]

InSight Mars mission delayed to next launch window – until 2018 !

Main research instrument failure holds InSight Mars mission for about two years to next launch window. NASA announced about postponing launching of Mars InSight lander to 2018. During extreme cold temperatures tests on Monday, 21 December 2015, one of main instruments – SEIS seismometer – failed to keep vacuum which is necessary for seismometer to operate. It […]