SeisComP3 supporting NASA's InSight mission on planet Mars

Nov 26, 2018


NASA’s InSight mission successfully landed on the Elysium plain today will bring modern seismology to planet Mars and SeisComP3 is part of this enterprise. In collaboration with ETH Zurich , Switzerland, we have developed a comprehensive graphical user interface (GUI) based on SeisComP3 to assist the earthquake monitoring. The GUI will be used by the Marsquake Service, an InSight project team led by ETH Zurich , Switzerland, to identify signals from earthquakes or meteoroid impacts, to locate the sources based on just one 3-component instrument and to identify signals worth downloading at high sample rates. Using just one seismometer in this harsh environment poses a great challenge to hardware and software engineers and seismologists.

We are proud to contribute!