The lander was launched by an Atlas V rocket taking off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California shortly after 4 a.m. local time.
The InSight spacecraft is due to reach Mars on November 26, wrapping up a 301-million-mile (485-million-kilometer) journey with a fiery descent into the Martian atmosphere.
Because InSight is slightly smaller than typical Mars-bound spacecraft, United Launch Alliance was able to deploy a smaller, lighter rocket. CNES provided the Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS) instrument, with significant contributions from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Göttingen, Germany.
On Earth, these processes have been obscured over billions of years by earthquakes and the movement of molten rock in the mantle, he said.
"This mission will help us understand how rocky planets- those four inner planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars - how they were formed", the team leader explained.
"The heat flow probe is basically a 16-foot long thermometer that Insight will pound into the planet to take its temperature".
"I can't describe to you in words how very excited I am... to go off to Mars", said project manager Tom Hoffman from Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
In contrast, InSight's seismometer will be picked up with a robotic arm and placed directly on the ground. InSight will be NASA's 21 mission to the Red Planet and the 11 Mars spacecraft Lockheed Martin has built.
Despite the rather low-budget nature of the mission, since InSight is just a stationary lander rather than a fully mobile rover, there were no complications and InSight is safely on its way to Mars.
A pair of mini-spacecraft that are also launching on the rocket cost NASA US$18.5 million.
An artist's impression of the InSight lander on Mars. Mars, at half the size of Earth, churns far less: "it's a fossil planet, preserving the history of its early birth", Dr. Banerdt said. A heat-transfer probe that will burrow five metres beneath Mars' surface to measure the heat flowing out of the planet's interior.
"Ensuring that a traditionally delicate scientific instrument is capable of surviving a launch on a rocket, cruise through interplanetary space and then landing on Mars has proved to be one of the most challenging missions we have worked on - and the physics department has over 40 years' experience with sending things into space". California was always part of the plan. This was the first US interplanetary mission to launch from somewhere other than Cape Canaveral.
"I can't think of a better way to start my day!"
With more than a century of combined heritage, United Launch Alliance is the Nation's most experienced and reliable launch service provider.
The increase in people earning paychecks has bolstered demand for housing, even though fewer properties are being listed for sale. Barrera adds that there has not been a lot of movement when it comes to job turnover either which could negatively impact wages.
Guardiola's men who have already dethroned Chelsea will break a number of records with a win against the Terriers. You've watched games, you've watched eras, but you've never seen anything like this for a long time.
It has also has prompted a warning from Labour of the dangers of striking targets "with high levels of civilian activity nearby". That increased the overall death toll of non-fighters killed in coalition strikes since 2014 in both countries to at least 883.
He was trying to suggest that America is safer than the United Kingdom because guns are more widely available there. Trump's intervention has the potential to further inflame tensions ahead of his first visit to Britain in July.
Putin, who has ruled Russian Federation for nearly two decades, was re-elected for a fourth Kremlin term in March. Navalny has called for nationwide rallies to protest against inauguration on 7 May to a fourth presidential term.
Rihanna winces slightly at the mention of the rapper's name before her eyes glaze over with cool indifference. While she already has a well-established makeup house, she's also working on her new lingerie line.
Victor of the 2017 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf, Mendelssohn romped home by 18 lengths in the United Arab Emirates Derby in Dubai. So the question is will the $3-million yearling purchase show his class here? He has won jockey of the year honors three times.
A fourth successive victory on Sunday would equal their longest Premier League winning streak of the season. This game is to be played at Stamford Bridge means that Chelsea will be at home for this game.
The side-by-side photos of the family are being shared by Janhvi and Sridevi's fanpages on social media. On Wednesday evening, Boney Kapoor , Janhvi and Khushi went to Vigyan Bhawan (the venue) for rehearsals.
Lambert said: "I'm not a selfish footballer, I never was, and if the lad gets the winner's medal, brilliant, great for him". The Egyptian striker will return to Stamford Bridge for the first time as the recently crowned double player-of-the-season.
Israeli troops fire bullets, tear gas at Gaza protesters
A draft UN Security Council statement urging restraint and calling for an investigation of the violence was blocked by the US. The weekly marches also press for a "right of return" of Palestinian refugees and their descendants to what is now Israel.
Karnataka election: PM Modi addresses rally in Tumkur
The farmers, he said, were suffering because of the policies of successive Congress governments at the Centre and in the state. As part of his campaign blitzkrieg, the Prime Minister will address election rallies in Tumkur, Gadag, Shimoga and Mangaluru.