Cooperation CNES-NASA around seismometer SEIS for the Insight mission on Mars
- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, right, and Jean-Yves Le Gall, president of the National Center of Space Studies of France (CNES), sign the agreement (Credit: NASA)
During the visit of the French President François Hollande in the United States, NASA and CNES signed on Monday the 10th of February in Washington DC an important agreement formalizing cooperation on the SEIS seismometer.
This highly sophisticated instrument will be developed by the CNES, working with its worldwide partners and then delivered to NASA.
SEIS will measure the seismic activity on Mars for two years, during the NASA Insight Mission that is launched to better understand the formation of the Red Planet.