The InSight lander
will collect Mars science data as long as possible before power dwindles away by summer's end.
NASA's Marsquake-seeking lander
is squeezing out as much science as possible amid dwindling power supplies, but it likely only has a few months left for its mission.
The Mars lander InSight is battling
a long-term accumulation of dust on its solar panels and is down to one-tenth of its available landing power of 5,000 watt-hours
But exactly when InSight closes off
its instruments on Mars for good is a big unknown, as it depends on the weather, the spacecraft's performance and other factors difficult to quantify
Principal investigator Bruce Banerdt
said "It's exceeded our expectations at just about every turn on Mars, and so it may actually last longer than that,"
InSight touched down on
the Red Planet in November 2018 and made unprecedented measurements concerning seismic activity on Mars