December 19, 2013

NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for InSight Mission

Posted by tourdemars to InSight at December 19, 2013 5:22 PM

NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC of Centennial, Colo., to launch the Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission to Mars. InSight will launch in March 2016 aboard an Atlas V 401 rocket from Space Launch Complex 3E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The total cost for NASA to launch InSight is approximately $160 million, including spacecraft processing, payload integration, tracking, data and telemetry and other launch support requirements. InSight is scheduled to land on Mars in September 2016 to begin a two-year science mission.
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