Jupiter mission takes first images of destination – from Earth22 August 2019 As part of preparations for the launch of ESA’s Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer, its navigation camera has been given a unique test: imaging its destination from Earth.
All instruments onboard Rosalind Franklin rover 20 August 2019
All instruments onboard Rosalind Franklin rover 20 August 2019 The full suite of scientific instruments, including cameras that will give us our eyes on Mars, the drill that will retrieve pristine soil samples from below the surface, and the onboard laboratory that will seek out signs of life are all installed on...
Deployment test of Webb’s secondary mirror20 August 2019
Deployment test of Webb’s secondary mirror20 August 2019 The secondary mirror – visible in the top right corner of the image – is among the most important pieces of equipment on the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and is essential to the success of the mission. Folded together with the other...
An unexpected companion13 August 2019
An unexpected companion13 August 2019 Last week marked five years since ESA’s Rosetta probe arrived at its target, a comet named 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (or 67P/C-G).
Dark meets light on Mars08 August 2019
Dark meets light on Mars08 August 2019 ESA’s Mars Express has captured the cosmic contrast of Terra Cimmeria, a region in the southern highlands of Mars marked by impact craters, water-carved valleys, and sand and dust in numerous chocolate and caramel hues.
ISS transiting the Sun06 August 2019
ISS transiting the Sun06 August 2019 Summertime and the Space Station livin’ is easy.