Polish company involved in next space mission to Mars

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The Polish Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology (MPiT) has announced that more and more Polish companies are participating in international space missions (including ones organized by NASA and ESA- European Space Agency).

The mission 'InSight' (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport) will send a lander to Mars, which will spend two years investigating the deep interior of the planet.

The Polish company Astronika, commissioned by the German Aerospace Centre, designed the main part of HP3- the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Probe, which takes Mars' temperature burrowing down to almost five meters beneath its surface. It is one of the three measuring devices that will blast-off into space at 1pm on May 5 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.