Nasa InSights Lander

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November 26 at 20.00

Landing and Mars will be seen with a naked eye, SW. From sunset, use a tube for better vision.

The Lander has been in space for 7 months travelling 484 biljon km
Hope for a good clear skies
 
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Ooooooh, Marco A and B are also flying past at the same time.

Mars Cube One - Wikipedia

X band kit at the ready.
You'll need a fair bit of X band kit unless the craft have higher gain antennas than they have been using. For MCOA & B Madrid uses Deep Space Station 63 (DSS-63) Anniversary (70m) and still only gets -155 to-160dBm if they are lucky. They don't get much more than that from InSight on a 35m dish. NSYT is about 20-30dB below my threshold on a 1.2m.
 
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No doubt its on NASA tv :)
 
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Sure enough - its on NASA HD on 13E :)

Live coverage starts at 1900 utc
 
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It landed safely, but now does it have enough change for the parking meter???
 
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Can it run from the Martian hordes ?
 
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Did they pack the right adaptor for the mains plug? Hope the voltage is the same as well!
 
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And the first photo from the lander..

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Well done !
Drilling for oil soon
 
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Well done !
Drilling for oil soon
Well it could be messy if they find oil, but drilling for sure, it will be the deepest exploratory vertical drill in history, it does look like the mission is going well so far! (there that's jynxed it now)
 
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If oil is confirmed as existent on Mars the scientists would have to admit that life existed elsewhere (and we can't have that)

Most dissertations that mention this possibility are buried away.

Oil and natural gas on Mars
 
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