The InSight mission will place a lander on Mars that will drill beneath the surface to investigate the Red Planet's interior structure. The mission is designed to give scientists a better understanding of Mars' evolution as a rocky planet.

The lander, which will be equipped with a seismometer and a heat-flow probe to study Mars' interior, is based on NASA's successful Phoenix Mars lander design.

Mission Events

News: NASA Suspends 2016 Launch of InSight Mission to Mars

Scientific Instrument(s)

- Seismometer
- Heat-flow probe