The Mars mission InSight is landed on 26 November 2018. With InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport), the geophysical properties of Mars will be investigated.
The 'mole' will hammer the Martian surface approximately 10,000 times, inserting a tether with temperature sensors into the planet’s surface to a depth never before reached on the Red Planet. A radiometer on the instrument will also determine and monitor the surface temperature at the landing site. The DLR researchers will then be able to derive the planetary heat flow from the acquired surface and underground temperature data. The DLR instrument is operated by the Microgravity User Support Center (MUSC) in Cologne.
The „Virtual Control Room“ is a feature on the DLR Website, where you have access to some telemetry data for the Missions InSight coming straight from the control rooms of the Microgravity User Support Center (MUSC).