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April 25, 2018 : SEIS, the French seismometer on InSight, will listen to the heartbeat of Mars

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On Thursday 19 April 2018, Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of CNES and Antoine Petit, President of CNRS, presented the InSight mission (INterior exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport), the 12th mission of the NASA's Discovery programme, in which the CNES and the DLR (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt), the German Centre for Aeronautics and Astronautics, are participating. Philippe Lognonné, Principal Investigator of the SEIS instrument (Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure) at IPGP (Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Université Paris Diderot1, CNRS), Philippe Laudet, SEIS Project Manager at CNES, Francis Rocard, Head of the Solar System Exploration Program at CNES and Franck Poirrier, President of Sodern, SEIS instrument manufacturer, also participated in this sequence. The scientific goal of the InSight mission is to understand how Mars was formed and how it evolved into today's frozen desert. The launch is scheduled for May 5 aboard an Atlas V launcher from the Vandenberg base in California. The probe will travel six months before arriving on Mars on November 26, 2018.

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