News Archive / Tagged: MarCO
MarCO CubeSats no longer communicating with EarthLaurel KornfeldFebruary 7th, 2019
Twin tiny satellites launched with NASA's Mars InSight lander have been out of touch with mission controllers on Earth for slightly over a month.
MarCO CubeSats perform successfully during InSight landingLaurel KornfeldNovember 28th, 2018
Two CubeSats successfully monitored InSight's entry, descent, and landing on Mars and returned data to Earth hours before NASA's Mars orbiters came into position to transmit the data.
Sites and snapshots: Focus on Mars increasing with Mars 2020 and MarCO missionsJim SharkeyOctober 24th, 2018
NASA's Mars 2020 rover and InSight's companion, Mars Cube One, continue to blaze a path to the flash-frozen world as word of a new possible location for Martian life emerges.
“Pale Blue Dot” imaged by MarCO CubeSatPaul KnightlyMay 25th, 2018
Reminiscent of the famous Voyager 1 “Pale Blue Dot” photo, an image returned by one of NASA’s Mars Cube One (MarCO) CubeSats on May 9, 2018, shows a distant Earth and Moon as it speeds off toward the Red Planet.
NASA’s InSight Mars spacecraft ready for launchJim SharkeyMay 3rd, 2018
LOMPOC, Calif. — NASA and United Launch Alliance (ULA) are set to fly the Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) Mars lander atop an Atlas V 401 rocket from Space Launch Complex-3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base to begin a 6.5-month journey to the Red Planet.
Twin MarCO CubeSats launching alongside NASA’s InSight Mars missionJim SharkeyApril 28th, 2018
When the InSight Mars mission launches atop an Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, two mini-satellites will be riding on the same rocket. The twin spacecraft, called Mars Cube One (MarCO), are the first NASA CubeSats designed to operate in deep space.