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HP³ - Experiment on InSight Mission - Operations on Mars

Krause, Christian and Ali, Khaled and Barrett, Elizabeth and Fantinati, Cinizia, and Grott, Matthias and Hudson, Troy and Hwang, Pauline and Jansen, Sven and Jänchen, Judit and Knollenberg, Jörg and Küchemann, Oliver and May, Daniel and Denk, Tilmann and Mueller, Nils and Smrekar, Sue and Sorice, Cristina and Strough, Emiliy and Spohn, Tilman and Thomas, Ann Louise and Trebi-Ollennu, Ashitey and Umland, Jeffrey and Wiedemann, Markus (2021) HP³ - Experiment on InSight Mission - Operations on Mars. In: 16th International Conference on Space Operations, SpaceOps 2021. 16th International Conference on Space Operations (SpaceOps-2021), 03.-05. Mai 2021, virtuell.

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HP3 – the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package – is an experiment package on-board the NASA Mars Mission InSight (Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigation, Geodesy, and Heat Transport). The InSight Mission investigates the interior structure of Mars using seismological and geodetical measurements and quantifies the planetary heat budget by measuring the surface planetary heat flow. InSight was launched on the 5th May 2018 and landed successfully on Mars on the 26th November 2018 and is now operating on Mars successfully for more than one Martian year. The main payloads of the InSight lander are a seismometer (SEIS), the HP3 heat flow probe and radiometer (for surface brightness temperature), as well as the radio science Rotation and Interior Structure Experiment (RISE). An ancillary sensor package consisting of atmospheric pressure and temperature sensors (APSS) as well as a magnetometer complement the payload. After landing on Mars the seismometer and HP3 were deployed onto the Martian surface by the robotic arm of the lander. HP3 is the contribution of DLR (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V., Germany) to the InSight mission. It is designed to determine the geothermal heat flux by measuring the thermal conductivity and the rate of temperature increase with depth. HP3 is composed of a set of thermal sensors to determine thermal conductivity and subsurface temperature (TEM), a self-penetrating probe (termed the mole) to emplace sensors in the subsurface, two measurement suites to determine the depth of the thermal sensors (TLM & STATIL), a radiometer to determine the surface temperature forcing (RAD). The instrument is controlled by (backend) electronics (BEE) within the InSight lander’s thermal enclosure. The HP3 deployable elements are housed inside a support structure, and electrical connections to the lander and BEE are provided by the HP3 supply tethers [1]. The InSight mission has now been operating on Mars for more than one martian year. The radiometer has been monitoring the surface brightness temperature for a full martian year and has measured thermal effects during Phobos eclipses. The heat flow aspect of the HP3 investigation has unfortunately been less successful. The mole penetration initially proceeded no deeper than ~37 cm (tip depth below surface). During the past 2 Earth years, extensive recovery activities for the mole were performed on Mars to get the mole penetrated deeper into the surface. These activities were supported by the overall InSight team. The mole is now in its final position intruded into the upper surface layer (mole tilt ~30°) and covered with soil. No further penetration attempts will be performed.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/142430/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:HP³ - Experiment on InSight Mission - Operations on Mars
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Krause, ChristianChristian.Krause (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Ali, KhaledNASA Jet Propulsion Laboraotry, Caltech, PasadenaUNSPECIFIED
Barrett, ElizabethNASA Jet Propulsion Laboraotry, Caltech, PasadenaUNSPECIFIED
Fantinati, Cinizia,DLR Köln, Microgravity User Support CenterUNSPECIFIED
Grott, MatthiasMatthias.Grott (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Hudson, TroyJet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech, Pasadena, CA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Hwang, Paulineet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech, Pasadena, CA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Jansen, SvenDLR Köln, Microgravity User Support CenterUNSPECIFIED
Jänchen, JuditJudit.Jaenchen (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Knollenberg, JörgJoerg.Knollenberg (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Küchemann, OliverOliver.Kuechemann (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
May, DanielDLR Köln, Microgravity User Support CenterUNSPECIFIED
Denk, TilmannTilmann.Denk (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Mueller, NilsDLR Berlin, Institut für PlanetenforschungUNSPECIFIED
Smrekar, SueJet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Dr., Pasadena CA, 91109UNSPECIFIED
Sorice, CristinaJet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech, Pasadena,UNSPECIFIED
Strough, EmiliyJet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech, Pasadena,UNSPECIFIED
Spohn, TilmanTilman.Spohn (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Thomas, Ann LouiseDLR Köln, Microgravity User Support CenterUNSPECIFIED
Trebi-Ollennu, AshiteyJet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, USAUNSPECIFIED
Umland, JeffreyJet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, USAUNSPECIFIED
Wiedemann, MarkusMagson BerlinUNSPECIFIED
Date:3 May 2021
Journal or Publication Title:16th International Conference on Space Operations, SpaceOps 2021
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Mars, InSight, HP³, heta flow, temperature
Event Title:16th International Conference on Space Operations (SpaceOps-2021)
Event Location:virtuell
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:03.-05. Mai 2021
Organizer:South African National Space Agency (SANSA)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Space Exploration
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Project InSight - HP3
Location: Berlin-Adlershof , Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training > User center for space experiments (MUSC)
Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Physics
Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geology
Institute of Planetary Research > Institutsplanung / Zentrale Aufgaben PF
Deposited By: Herrmann, Astrid
Deposited On:27 May 2021 10:38
Last Modified:27 May 2021 10:38

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