LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Sat May 05 2018
United Launch Alliance

InSight, Mars Cube One 1 & Mars Cube One 2

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

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(11:05 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

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(11:05 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

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(1:05 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

Atlas V 401

Description:

An Atlas V with a 4 meter diameter fairing, no boosters and a single centaur upper stage engine.

Atlas V 401 rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type: Planetary Science
  • InSight is a robotic Mars lander designed to study the interior and subsurface of Mars, which would in turn help scientists to understand the Earth and Solar System history. Two 6U CubeSats will piggyback with the InSight mission to help relay communications during the probe's entry, descent, and landing (EDL) phase.
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Vandenberg SFB, CA, USA

Pad

Space Launch Complex 3E