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InSight: IDA (Instrument Deployment Arm)

September 23, 2019. InSight Release 2 includes IDA data from the beginning of the mission through June 30, 2019.

October 10, 2019. The IDA archive was released while still in peer review lien resolution. The review committee had not yet verified that their recommendations had been addressed. The review is now complete and the IDA archive is PDS-certified. Here is more information about peer reviews and archive status.

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. The IDA archive includes calibrated data and video products for the soil mechanics experiments.

IDA Release Notes

IDA Archive Bundle

Introduction to the IDA Archive Bundle (readme.txt)
IDA Bundle Root Directory
IDA Raw and Calibrated Data Collection
IDA Ancillary Data Collection
IDA Video Collection (in a future release)

IDA Document Collection in the InSight Document Bundle

Introduction to the InSight Document Bundle (readme.txt)
IDA Document Collection


MSL ANB InSight Analyst's Notebook  - Coming soon. This PDS Geosciences Node tool provides access to InSight data in the context of mission operations -- by sol, location, instrument, and other criteria.




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