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Lockheed-Built ‘InSight’ Spacecraft Lands on Mars

A spacecraft that Lockheed Martin built for NASA’s Mars exploration mission landed Monday on the red planet’s surface. The InSight Mars Lander made its descent on Elysium Planitia in the planet’s equatorial region and transmitted a tone through its X-band small deep space transponder seven minutes after the spacecraft’s landing, …

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Stu Spath: Lockheed Resumes Testing, Integration Work on NASA’s ‘InSight’ Mars Lander

Lockheed Martin has resumed testing and assembly work on a spacecraft at its Denver, Colorado-based facility in preparation for NASA’s upcoming Mars mission that seeks to explore the red planet’s deep interior. The Lockheed-built Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport lander is scheduled to launch on May …

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NASA OKs May 2018 Launch Date for Lockheed-Built InSight Mars Lander

NASA‘s science mission directorate has cleared the space agency’s new plan to launch a Lockheed Martin-built robotic spacecraft May 5, 2018 as part of efforts to investigate the deep interior of Mars. The agency said Friday it expects the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport lander to reach the Red Planet by Nov. 26, …

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Lockheed Ships ‘InSight’ Mars Spacecraft for March 2016 Launch; Stu Spath Comments

Lockheed Martin has delivered a company-built Mars lander to a launch site in California for NASA‘s upcoming mission to study the red planet’s deep interior. A U.S. military aircraft transported InSight on Wednesday from Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado to Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, where the space vehicle will undergo …

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