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InSight mission – DLR 'Mole' deployed on surface of Mars

13 Feb 2019, 08:39 UTC
InSight mission – DLR 'Mole' deployed on surface of Mars NASA/DLR

It stands vertically on flat ground, ready for its historic mission. At 19:18 CET on 12 February 2019, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP³) or 'Mole' was deployed on the Martian surface using the NASA InSight mission's robotic arm.

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