The image, which shows both the CubeSat's unfolded high-gain antenna at right and the Earth and its moon in the center, was taken by MarCO-B on May 9.
While the small CubeSats, MarCO-A and MarCO-B are not going to be the principal communications link with the InSight mission, NASA is confident that their capabilities can prove a useful array of technologies that might permit future deep space missions to conduct their individual data communications.
If all goes according to plan, MarCO-A and -B will fly by Mars on November 26, the same day that InSight arrives at the Red Planet for its crucial entry, descent and landing (EDL) sequence.
The first photo captured by one of NASA's two Mars Cube One (MarCO) cubesats, which launched along with the agency's InSight lander on May 5, 2018. They are trailing along after Insight on their very own mission to test their design against the rigors of traveling all the way to the red planet.
"Cubesats have never gone this far into space before, so it's a big milestone", Klesh added.
Started in August 2013 as a technology development project at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the Mars Helicopter weighs under four pounds and its fuselage is about the size of a tennis ball. Also, they've already established a new world's record as they've become since may 8th the most distant satellites ever, as they've passed the 621,371 miles away from Earth checkpoint. As the instrument is critical for transmitting mission-related data back to Earth, its deployment was verified with quick image-taking exercise.
Honda launches new Amaze at Rs 560000 Interestingly though, the diesel CVT - at 79bhp and 160Nm - is less powerful than the diesel manual, that pumps 99bhp and 200Nm. The new Amaze will be competing with the likes of Maruti Suzuki's Dzire , Ford's Aspire and Hyundai Motor's Xcent.
The MarCO craft will undergo a long-distance health check within a few weeks of the Mars flyby, and then the mission will be over, team members have said.
By receiving MarCO-B's first snapshot of Earth, the space agency now has confirmation that the satellites have successfully deployed their high-gain antennas as well.
NASA's Mars Insight mission soaked up all the glory on launch day on May 5, but the lander had a couple of less-well-known companions. MarCO's job is to act as a kind of chaperone to InSight Lander as it approaches Mars. The lander - whose name is short for "Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport" - will perform three different experiments to investigate Mars' internal structure and composition over its roughly two-Earth-year prime mission.
In announcing NASA's plans with regard to flying an electric helicopter on Mars, Bridenstine said that "the idea of a helicopter flying the skies of another planet is thrilling", and also added that the Mars Helicopter "holds much promise for our future science, discovery, and exploration missions to Mars".
Until then, however, the trailblazing CubeSats have a long way to go.
In 1990, NASA's Voyager 1 space probe was instructed to take one final image of Earth before it left the Solar System and entered interstellar space, at the request of renowned astronomer and author Carl Sagan.
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Article 368 (i) of the Constitution mandates that only Parliament can amend the Constitution by introducing a new Article. It is a very sensitive issue, the AG said and made it clear that the Centre did not want to file its reply on validity.
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said, however, that it could be hard to protect European firms from any fallout from the USA decision. The EU's energy commissioner is also traveling this week to Iran to discuss strengthening European energy support to Iran .
According to reports, the state education board said that this change will instill a sense of patriotism among the students. The opposition Congress was quick to react over the new school education department order.
Anyway, the sixth film is called Mission: Impossible - Fallout , and it'll be in cinemas in about two months. However, Ethan hunt from the " Mission impossible " could compete with Clint Barton or Natasha Romanoff.
While Nikki claimed that she "hadn't heard" what Cena said on the show and, when told about his comments, looked surprised. During an appearance on The Today Show , John Cena had a chat about his breakup with hosts Kathie Lee and Hoda.
The project has also been opposed by the United States, which seeks to export its own liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Europe. Finland approved the pipeline last month and the pipeline's operator started preparatory work shortly after that.
He encouraged the community to strengthen friendship and foster stronger family ties throughout the month. As many as 9 Muslim countries have announced that the moon of Ramadan was not sighted in their countries.
Shortly after, the airport said that flight operations are attempting to return to normal, but there are now a few delays. Boughton said school is canceled for Wednesday, and that a little bit over 25 to 30 percent of the city is without power.
The former England manager knew it was coming as talks were planned with majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri today. But this was not enough and the club have got rid of the former England manager.
BSNL rolls out Rs 118 prepaid plan to take on Reliance Jio
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NES and SNES Classic Editions to return
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Massive dust storm hits Delhi-NCR on Wednesday morning
Strong winds and dust storm, followed by light showers were witnessed across the national capital, as reported by ANI. The police received almost 60 calls related to fallen trees, electricity polls and wall collapses across the region.
Here's A Tesla Towing A Qantas Dreamliner
The achievement was announced after the ModelX P100D pulled a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the tarmac for 300 metres. Although it's rated to tow 2500kg, the Model X managed to pull the 130,000 kg airplane almost 300 meters.
Kings bowled out for 88 as RCB thrash KXIP by 10 wickets
Barring his match-winning knock against Royal Challengers Bangalore , Rohit has failed to live up to the expectations this season. In order to seal qualification, they will hope Kings XI Punjab lose to both Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.
Beta updates to OnePlus devices finally bring group MMS
Coming to the software update, the OnePlus 3 is getting Open Beta 36, while the OnePlus 3T is getting Open Beta 27. For some unusual reason, Android Messages (the default SMS app) on OnePlus devices doesn't support group MMS.
Stock on Trader's Radar: Rite Aid Corp (RAD)
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Metro Exodus delayed into 2019
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