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InSight: HP3 and RAD (Heat Flow and Physical Properties Probe and Radiometer)

March 31, 2023. No new HP3 or RAD data are available for the period covered by InSight Release 16, October 1 through December 15, 2022. See the Release Notes for details.

January 11, 2023. Two HP3 data products have been revised. See the Release Notes for details.

The HP3 (Heat Flow and Physical Properties Probe) drills down into the surface of Mars, pulling with it a cable dotted with temperature sensors to record the flow of heat under the ground. The RAD (Radiometer) records the surface temperature and thermal properties to support analysis of the HP3 data.

RAD and HP3 Release Notes

RAD and HP3 Release Notes contain information about the archive and errata, if any. They are updated with each release.

RAD Archive Bundle

Introduction to the RAD Archive Bundle (readme.txt)
RAD Bundle Root Directory
RAD Raw Data Collection
RAD Calibrated Data Collection
RAD Derived Data Collection

HP3 Archive Bundle

Introduction to the HP3 Archive Bundle (readme.txt)
HP3 Bundle Root Directory
HP3 Raw Temperature Data Collection
HP3 Calibrated Temperature Data Collection
HP3 Raw Static Tilt and Tether Length Monitor Data Collection
HP3 Calibrated Static Tilt Data Collection

HP3 / RAD Document Collection in the InSight Document Bundle

Introduction to the InSight Document Bundle (readme.txt)
HP3 / RAD Document Collection


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