IDA (Instrument Deployment Arm)
September 29, 2023.
InSight Release 18 includes
new IDA video and calibration collections as well
as revisions to the IDA document collection. See the
Release Notes for details.
The InSight Instrument Deployment Arm
(IDA) has two primary objectives.
The first is to point the Instrument
Deployment Camera (IDC) for imaging of the
Martian terrain surrounding the lander.
The second is to deploy the InSight
science instruments from the lander deck to
the Martian surface. The IDA
archive includes raw sensor data that can be
used to reconstruct these arm movements.
Additionally, the IDA may be used to
alter the terrain to prepare it for
deployment of the science instruments and to
perform soil mechanics experiments.
IDA archive includes calibrated data and
video products for the soil mechanics
IDA Archive Bundle
IDA Document Collection in the InSight Document Bundle
InSight Analyst's Notebook
PDS Geosciences Node tool provides
access to InSight data in the context of
mission operations -- by sol,
location, instrument, and other