The US space agency said on Friday that NASA's unmanned Martian earthquake sensor InSight has landed at a slight angle on the Red Planet and hoped that the experts would work as planned.
The $ 993 million land came to the market for a two-year mission to Elysium Planitia, to better understand how the Earth's neighbor planet was formed.
In a statement NASA sits gently bent (about 4 degrees) in the crush crater, filled with shallow dust and sand, known as the "vehicle, a hollow space".
InSight is designed to work on an inclined surface up to 15 degrees.
Therefore, the experts are hopeful that the two main instruments – an earthquake sensor and a self-hammering mole to measure the temperature below the surface – will work as planned.
& We cannot be happier, # said Tom Hoffman, project manager for InSight from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
"There are no runways or runways in Mars, so descending to an area with a large beach without a large beach should make it easier to place the instrument and offer a great place for mole to start."
The first pictures in the field show a few rocks in the area, and after touching a location near a rocky area from the right, better news made the solar panel and instruments difficult.
InSight expects better images of the days after holding the dust caps for two days.
"We expect higher resolution pictures to confirm this preliminary assessment," said Bruce Banerdt, chief research fellow in InSight at NASA.
In If these few images with dust-reducing dust covers are accurate, they perform well for both mating and molting of our underground heat flow experiment. "
Safely reveals the InSight sequences in Mars, and takes some pictures.