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JPL all set to launch the first probe to explore Mars' insides
There's literally no limit to where Curiosity can take you, provided you persevere.

The live example of it is exhibited by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, which is all geared up to send a landing probe to Mars. This will be the first landing probe being sent to the Red Planet since the Curiosity rover landed there in 2012. 

The probe known as InSight, landed at the Vandenberg Air Force Base on Wednesday, which is on the north of Santa Barbara, in preparation for its launch which is expected in May 2018.

While the functions of Curiosity and other rovers that have been sent to Mars were restricted to exploring the surface parameters of the Red Planet and to look for vital signs like water and life, InSight will be going into the whole new dynamics of the planet. Its focus would be the planet's interiors. 


Bruce Banerdt, the principle investigator of the InSight mission in the KPCC report said, "In some ways it's going to a whole new planet. I mean we explored the surface of Mars, but all we've ever done is scratched the surface. And now, we're going to explore all of the inside of Mars, which is a whole new ballgame." 


The state of health of the probe will be determined from Denver subject to various testings to make the launch a success. After the primary testings are done, the team will be uploading the latest flight software into the probe to perform a series of mission readiness tests. These tests include the complete spacecraft flight system, the ground data and the associated science instruments.


NASA says that the InSight is going to be the first planetary spacecraft to be launched from the west coast and if everything works out as planned, InSight will reach Mars in November.

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