28 Feb 2019

Fit for Mars

Rovers are versatile explorers on the surface of other planets, but they do need some training before setting off. A model of Rosalind Franklin rover that will be sent to Mars in 2021 is scouting the Atacama Desert, in Chile, following commands from mission control in the United Kingdom, over 11 000 km away.

Source: ESA news

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28 Feb 2019

Solar hazards


Operations image of the week: The International Space Station transits the Sun, reminding us that our enormous star can affect the people and technology in space
Source: ESA news

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28 Feb 2019
27 Feb 2019

Metalscape


Technology image of the week: this colourful microscopic view shows where two different metal 3D printing techniques meet
Source: ESA news

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26 Feb 2019
25 Feb 2019
25 Feb 2019

Cloudy waters


This Copernicus Sentinel-2 image shows a huge plume of sediment gushing into the sea following heavy rainfall in the Rome area
Source: ESA news

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22 Feb 2019
22 Feb 2019

Western Sicily


Earth observation image of the week: the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over western Sicily and the islands of Favignana and Levanzo in Italy
Source: ESA news

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21 Feb 2019

Solar swirls


Operations image of the week: Geomagnetic activity caused by our star recently created a stir in the skies over Iceland, resulting in the seeming electrification of the night and a reminder of the immense power of our star…
Source: ESA news

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