NASAWhile getting ready to send an astronaut to the moon again; He continues to work to answer the unknowns and make new discoveries about the solar system and planets. Agencyexpanded the missions of two spacecraft for scientific and exploratory work.
NASA Juno and InSight missions answered many questions
An independent review board composed of experts in managing operations, Juno and InSight he found his missions quite successful and recommended that NASA continue both missions.
Juno The spacecraft discovered much more complex information about Jupiter’s internal structure, magnetic field, and atmosphere than previously thought. Mission extended until September 2025, Jupiterwill not only continue with ‘s observations; He will also continue his research extensively, including Jupiter’s rings and large moons.
InSight his mandate was extended until December 2022. InSight’s spacecraft and crew, AnthemHe deployed and operated his highly sensitive seismometer, Marsquake, to clarify information about the Earth’s crust and atmosphere.
Marsquake, He collected data showing the Red Planet’s tectonic activity and revealed information about the planet’s atmospheric dynamics, magnetic field, and internal structure. InSight extended task aims to produce a long-term and high quality seismic dataset.
Extended missionsIt enables NASA to continue scientific operations at a low cost, rather than starting a new mission by making large investments.