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InSight Surface Operations, 26 Nov 2018-
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post Jan 15 2019, 10:52 AM
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Sol 48 images are on the server link
Looks like they called for a change of tack and positioned the grapple over the tether pinning mass. Not sure if there are more images in the sequence, but they appear to have moved the arm away from SEIS, so it looks like there will be no more.
I guess they will review these images to see how close they were to alignment and then decide the next step.

Here is a processed and reduced GIF using some of the IDC frame
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post Jan 15 2019, 11:14 AM
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Odd they could not grab the ball, they must have done it dozens of times on Earth.
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post Jan 15 2019, 11:19 AM
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QUOTE (bobik @ Jan 15 2019, 06:55 AM) *
So what's the rational behind the slit on the small ball, for it seems that without it the ball would have slipped through?



Maybe a thermal expansion thing.
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post Jan 15 2019, 08:34 PM
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GIF of the sol48 action from the ICC view:
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post Jan 15 2019, 08:48 PM
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QUOTE (MahFL @ Jan 15 2019, 01:14 PM) *
Odd they could not grab the ball, they must have done it dozens of times on Earth.


Well, according to elakdawalla a few posts back who quoted Bruce Banerdt, they frequently miss the "grab" on earth too. I guess they will have to do some more testing to make the procedure work successfully more often or maybe they will just accept it takes a few tries. We'll see.
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post Jan 16 2019, 02:22 PM
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https://twitter.com/insight_ipgp SEIS twitter, and I used Google Chrome's offer to translate for me.

The latest posts show work on Earth to get the grapple stowed and mention the grapple positioning on Mars is an attempt to ensure the positioning "if the choice is made to use this technique."
https://twitter.com/InSight_IPGP/status/1085280443388198912
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Another miss...


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post Yesterday, 09:20 AM
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New images down smile.gif

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Animation of the grapple being successfully stowed on sol 50.
The lower 50% of the IDC images has been cropped
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QUOTE (paraisosdelsistemasolar @ Jan 17 2019, 09:20 AM) *
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They win the prize ! laugh.gif
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