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
peer reviews and
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 -
Coming soon. This
PDS Geosciences Node tool provides
access to InSight data in the context of
mission operations -- by sol,
location, instrument, and other