LBI’s castings on Mars!
On Monday, November 26, at around 9:00 pm French time, after a 6-months journey of almost 500 million km, the InSight mission module landed on the planet Mars.
The InSight mission, with a budget of nearly a billion dollars, carries on board an hypersensitive seismometer designed by CNES and Sodern. Operational in early 2019, the SEIS instrument is able to hear the shock waves of meteorites that regularly crash on Mars, but also earthquakes, creaking layers, and their deformations.
This SEIS seismometer contains parts made of our special alloys EXIUM® AM and ALUSiC®. The parts we produce were already present all over the world, but since this week, they are even further away!