# How was the landing site decided to land InSight?

• Acording to this week's Interplanetary podcast mission of the week, the requirements were for an equatorial (to keep the solar panels lit all year round), low-elevation (to give aero-breaking enough air & time to work), flat area (for ease of landing) with a soft surface (for the HP$^3$ probe). – JCRM Nov 30 '18 at 16:19