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NASA to make use of two CubeSats in support of InSight

Twin MarCO CubeSats help relay EDL data for the InSight mission in this artist's depiction. Image credit: NASA

Twin MarCO CubeSats help relay EDL data for the InSight mission in this artist’s depiction. Image credit: NASA

Athough NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) mission may not pack the public relations appeal of its larger ­and more mobile ­Martian siblings, the lander, however, will be supported by its own pair of communication satellites to aid in relaying information during the “entry, descent, and landing” (EDL) phase of its mission.

You can read more in my full write-up at SpaceFlight Insider.

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