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InSight tests deployment of the seismometer cover

InSight tests deployment of the seismometer cover

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InSight tests deployment of the seismometer cover
In the laboratory, engineers test the InSight robotic arm. At the tip of the arm is a grapple with five mechanical fingers, shaped to grasp specially designed, ball-shaped handles on top of the devices that it will deploy. Here it is deploying the wind and thermal shield (a cover equipped with a chain mail skirt). The black triangular shape above the grapple is the baffle for the arm camera.

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Original image data dated on or about March 4, 2015

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