The HP3 team of the Mars mission InSight was honored with the "Group Achievement Award (GAA)" by NASA. The team received the award for "outstanding achievements in the design, build and test of the experiment package" for the InSight project.
The HP3 instrument landed with NASA's InSight probe on Mars to investigate its internal structure. Scientists from the institutes of Planetary Research (Berlin), Space Systems (Bremen) Optical Sensor Systems (Berlin), Space Operations and Astronaut Training (Cologne), Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems (Brunswick), System Dynamics and Control (Oberpfaffenhofen) and Robotics and Mechatronics (Oberpfaffenhofen) as well as external partners were involved in the development and realisation of the DLR Mars 'mole'. Judit Jänchen from the Institute of Planetary Research accepted the award in on behalf of the HP3 team from JPL Director Michael Watkins (left) and NASA Science Director Thomas H. Zurbuchen (right) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.