There are two main categories of science instruments on InSight – those that remain on the lander throughout the mission and those that are deployed to the surface post-landing. The Instrument Deployment System (IDS) is utilized to place the Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS) and associated Wind and Thermal Shield (WTS) as well as the support structure of the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) onto the surface. The HP3 radiometer (RAD), and the Auxiliary Payload Sensor Suite (APSS) remain attached to the lander along with the Rotation and Interior Structure Experiment (RISE) that utilizes the X-band antennae. Additional detail about each payload is available below.
Find out more about the science instruments using the links below.