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27/11/2018
The meteorology of the NASA InSight mission on Mars is performed with Spanish instrumentation
NASA's InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) mission landed on Monday, November 26, 2018, to place a robot equipped with a seismograph to study the early geological evolution of the planet Mars.

The mission includes a Spanish-made weather station, TWINS, developed by the INTA Astrobiology Centre (CAB-CSIC/INTA). The station will measure the temperature of the air and the intensity and direction of the wind on the Martian surface. In this way it will be possible to correct the seismograph measurement, if there is too much wind and the InSight structure moves to discriminate these vibrations from the subsoil measurements.

TWINS is based on the technology used to build REMS, another Spanish-made weather station aboard NASA's MSL (Mars Science Laboratory) mission, a scientific laboratory assembled on the Curiosity rover, also currently in operation on Mars.

SOURCE: http://www.rtve.es/noticias/20180430/tecnologia-espanola-pisara-marte-esta-semana-como-parte-mision-insight/1725361.shtml