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    ESTEC's 1968 inauguration

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    ESTEC's 1968 inauguration
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    Site of ESTEC, 1965

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    Site of ESTEC, 1965
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    ESTEC construction, 1965

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    ESTEC construction, 1965
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    ESTEC's 1966 fire

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    ESTEC's 1966 fire
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    ESTEC vacuum chamber transported along Rhine, 1966

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    ESTEC vacuum chamber transported along Rhine, 1966
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    ESRO's first satellite

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    ESRO's first satellite
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    ESRO-2 thermal-vacuum testing at ESTEC

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    ESRO-2 thermal-vacuum testing at ESTEC
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    ESTEC gatehouse, 1968

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    ESTEC gatehouse, 1968
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    Aerial view of ESTEC in 1972

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    Aerial view of ESTEC in 1972
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    Welding ESTEC's new Dynamic Test Chamber in 1975

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    Welding ESTEC's new Dynamic Test Chamber in 1975
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    Testing Ariane 1 fairing separation at ESTEC, 1977

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    Testing Ariane 1 fairing separation at ESTEC, 1977
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    Breaking ground for Test Centre expansion, 1982

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    Breaking ground for Test Centre expansion, 1982
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    John Denver visits ESTEC, 1982

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    John Denver visits ESTEC, 1982
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    Space Shuttle over ESTEC, 1983

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    Space Shuttle over ESTEC, 1983
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    Installing ESTEC's LSS in 1984

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    Installing ESTEC's LSS in 1984
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    ESTEC's restaurant under construction, 1987

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    ESTEC's restaurant under construction, 1987
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    ESTEC's Large European Acoustic Facility, 1990

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    ESTEC's Large European Acoustic Facility, 1990
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    ESTEC's Space Expo, 1992

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    ESTEC's Space Expo, 1992
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    ESTEC aerial view in 1998

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    ESTEC aerial view in 1998
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    Installing Hydra

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    Installing Hydra in 1995
  • Enabling & Support

    Rosetta above Large Space Simulator

    21/01/2014 1676 views 15 likes
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    Rosetta above LSS in 2000
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    ATV testing in ESTEC's LSS, 2006

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    ATV testing in ESTEC's LSS, 2006
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    Prince Willem-Alexander opens ESTEC's new lab corridor in 2008

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    Prince Willem-Alexander opens ESTEC's new lab corridor in 2008
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    ESTEC today

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    ESTEC today