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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-17 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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This diagram shows a bird's eye view of our asteroid belt, which lies between the orbits of Mars (red) and Jupiter (purple).
PIA12469:
Asteroid Belt Bird's Eye View
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-17 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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This artist's conception shows NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mapping the whole sky in infrared. The mission will unveil hundreds of thousands of asteroids, and hundreds of millions of stars and galaxies.
PIA12470:
Mapping the Infrared Sky (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-11-20 Cassini-Huygens
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New data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft suggest that the shape of our solar system moving through the local Milky Way galaxy looks like a bubble -- or a rat -- traveling through a boa constrictor's belly.
PIA12375:
Bubble of Our Sun's Influence
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-01 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer is shown inside one-half of the nose cone, or fairing, that will protect it during launch.
PIA12478:
WISE Snug in its Nose Cone
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NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer is shown inside one-half of the nose cone, or fairing, that will protect it during launch.
PIA12479:
WISE Snug in its Nose Cone
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-12-01 Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
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NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer is shown inside one-half of the nose cone, or fairing, that will protect it during launch.
PIA12480:
WISE Snug in its Nose Cone
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-06 Juno
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Assembly began April 1, 2010, for NASA's Juno spacecraft. Workers at Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver, Colorado are moving into place the vault that will protect the spacecraft's sensitive electronics from Jupiter's intense radiation belts.
PIA13011:
Juno Taking Shape
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-06 Juno
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Assembly began April 1, 2010, for NASA's Juno spacecraft. Workers at Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver, Colorado workers are readying the spacecraft's propulsion module.
PIA13012:
Readying Juno's Propulsion Module
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-04-13 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image, taken April 9, 2010, shows the test radar affixed to a gimbal mounting at the front of a helicopter, carrying an engineering test model of the landing radar for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory.
PIA13030:
Radar Testing for Mars Science Labotatory
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This image, taken April 9, 2010, shows a helicopter carrying an engineering test model of the landing radar for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory over a patch of desert with abundant California poppies.
PIA13031:
Testing of Mars Landing Radar near Lancaster, Calif.
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This image taken March 25, 2010 shows preparations for radar testing for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory. This day's work evaluated a setup for suspending a rover mock-up beneath a helicopter at Hawthorne Municipal Airport, Hawthorne, Calif.
PIA13032:
Preparation for Testing of Mars Landing Radar
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-03 Juno
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Assembly began April 1, 2010, for NASA's Juno spacecraft in the high-bay cleanroom at Lockheed Martin in Denver, Colo. Workers are moving the radiation vault above a mock-up of the upper part of the spacecraft's main body.
PIA13013:
Juno Taking Shape
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-03 Juno
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This artist's concept shows NASA's Juno spacecraft, which will launch from Earth in 2011 and arrive at Jupiter in 2016 to study the giant planet from an elliptical, polar orbit.
PIA13087:
Juno Mission to Jupiter (2009 Artist's Concept )
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-05-26 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This artist's concept depicts Curiosity, the rover to be launched in 2011 by NASA's Mars Science Laboratory, as it is being lowered by the mission's rocket-powered descent stage during a critical moment of the 'sky crane' landing in 2012.
PIA13162:
Critical Step in Next Mars Rover Landing (Artist Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-11 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This test for the radar system to be used during the August 2012 descent and landing of NASA Mars rover Curiosity mounted an engineering test model of the radar system onto the nose of a helicopter.
PIA13187:
Test at NASA Dryden of Radar System for Next Mars Landing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-11 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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The engineering test model for the radar system that will be used during the next landing on Mars is shown here mounted onto a helicopter's nose gimbal during a May 12, 2010, test at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif.
PIA13188:
Test Model of Mars Landing Radar
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In advance of a testing flight at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, members of the test team prepare the engineering model of the Mars Science Laboratory descent radar on the nose gimbal of a helicopter. The yellow disks are the radar's antennae.
PIA13189:
Preparing for a Mars Radar Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-06-23 1000x750x3
From left to right: JPLers Felipe Santos Fregoso, Piotr Szwaykowski, Kurt Liewer and Stefan Martin with the nulling interferometer testbed at JPL, where the device is built and refined.
PIA13213:
Interferometer Testbed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-05 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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With the wheels and suspension system already installed onto one side of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity the previous day, spacecraft engineers and technicians prepare the other side's mobility subsystem for installation on June 29, 2010.
PIA13234:
Installation of Curiosity's Wheels and Suspension
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-05 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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Mars rover Curiosity, the centerpiece of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission, is coming together for extensive testing prior to its late 2011 launch.
PIA13235:
Mars rover Curiosity with Newly Installed Wheels
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-07 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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In the middle of this image, three wheels are shown raised by a lift, with engineers on both sides of the wheels in the cleanroom, where NASA's Curiosity rover is being assembled.
PIA13236:
New Wheels
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In this picture, the Curiosity rover sports a set of six new wheels. The wheels were installed on June 28 and 29 in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
PIA13237:
Wheel Installation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-07 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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In this image taken from a video clip, NASA's Curiosity rover's wheels are shown hoisted on a pink crane and moving closer to the rover's body. Video is available at the Photojournal.
PIA13238:
New Wheels (Animation)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-12 Juno
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Once the radiation vault was installed on top of the propulsion module, NASA's Juno spacecraft was lifted onto a large rotation fixture. The fixture allows the spacecraft to be turned for convenient access for integrating and testing instruments.
PIA13255:
Rotating Juno for Integrating Instruments
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-12 Juno
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A technician inspects the special radiation vault being installed atop the propulsion module of NASA's Juno spacecraft; the vault has titanium walls to protect the spacecraft's electronic brain and heart from Jupiter's harsh radiation environment.
PIA13256:
Inspecting Juno's Radiation Vault
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Technicians lowered a special radiation vault onto the propulsion module of NASA's Juno spacecraft. The vault will dramatically slow the aging effect radiation has on the electronics for the duration of the mission.
PIA13257:
Lowering Juno's Radiation Vault
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-12 Juno
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Technicians installed a special radiation vault onto the propulsion module of NASA's Juno spacecraft. Each titanium wall measures nearly a square meter (nearly 10 square feet) in area and about 1 centimeter (a third of an inch) in thickness.
PIA13258:
Installing Juno's Radiation Vault
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Technicians installed the special radiation vault for NASA's Juno spacecraft on the propulsion module. The radiation vault has titanium walls to protect the spacecraft's electronic brain and heart from Jupiter's harsh radiation environment.
PIA13259:
Protecting Juno's Electronics from Radiation
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Workers place the special radiation vault for NASA's Juno spacecraft onto the propulsion module. The whole vault, with more than 20 electronic assemblies inside, weighs about 200 kilograms (500 pounds).
PIA13260:
Setting up Juno's Radiation Vault
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-13 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image was taken in the cleanroom where NASA's Curiosity rover is being assembled. It shows the rover, which is about the size of an SUV, hoisted on a white lift, with its black wheels suspended in the air.
PIA13273:
Wheels Spinning Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-23 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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In the clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, engineers gather around the base of Curiosity's 'neck' (the Mast) as they slowly lower it into place for attachment to the rover's 'body' (the Wet Electronics Box, or 'WEB').
PIA13295:
Connecting Curiosity's "Neck"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-23 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are dressed head to toe in 'bunny suits' only their eyes and foreheads can be seen. They are huddled around the base of the rover Curiosity's 'neck' (its Mast).
PIA13293:
Attaching Curiosity's Mast
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-07-29 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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A test operator in clean-room garb holds umbilical cables for NASA's Mars rover Curiosity during the rover's first drive test, on July 23, 2010. NASA will launch Curiosity in late 2011 for arrival at Mars in August 2012.
PIA13306:
Next Mars Rover Starts Rolling
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A test operator in clean-room garb observes rolling of the wheels during the first drive test of NASA's Curiosity rover, on July 23, 2010. Technicians and engineers conducted the drive test at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
PIA13307:
Close Look at Curiosity's First Drive
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Technicians and engineers in clean-room garb monitor the first drive test of NASA's Curiosity rover, on July 23, 2010. Technicians and engineers conducted the drive test at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
PIA13308:
Curiosity at Center of Attention During Test
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-02 ExoMars
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NASA and the European Space Agency are jointly developing the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter mission for launch in 2016.
PIA13310:
Artist's Concept of Planned 2016 Mars Mission
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-02 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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Testing of the cruise stage for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory in August 2010 included a session in a facility that simulates the environment found in interplanetary space.
PIA13359:
Mars Science Laboratory's Cruise Stage in Test Chamber
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Testing of the cruise stage for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory in August 2010 included a session in a facility that simulates the environment found in interplanetary space. Spacecraft technicians at JPL prepare a space-simulation test.
PIA13360:
Cruise Stage Testing for Mars Science Laboratory
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A group of members from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory watch the motions of an engineering model of the camera mast for NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on March 5, 2010.
PIA13370:
Moviemaker with Mars Rover 'Stunt Double'
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NASA's next Mars rover, Curiosity, drives up a ramp during a test at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. The rover, like its smaller predecessors already on Mars, uses a rocker bogie suspension system to drive over uneven ground.
PIA13383:
Ramp Drive Test for Curiosity Mars Rover
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The suspension system on NASA Mars rover Curiosity easily accommodates rolling over a ramp in this Sept. 10, 2010, test drive inside the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
PIA13384:
NASA's Next Mars Rover on a Test Drive
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Test operators monitor how NASA's Mars rover Curiosity handles driving over a ramp during a test on Sept. 10, 2010, inside the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
PIA13385:
Eyes on Curiosity Rover's Driving
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-21 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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The ChemCam instrument for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission uses a pulsed laser beam to vaporize a pinhead-size target, producing a flash of light from the ionized material (plasma) that can be analyzed to identify chemical elements in the target.
PIA13397:
Viewing Spark Generated by ChemCam Laser for Mars Rover
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The ChemCam instrument for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission uses a pulsed laser beam to vaporize a pinhead-size target, producing a flash of light from the ionized material (plasma) that can be analyzed to identify chemical elements in the target.
PIA13399:
Spark Generated by ChemCam Laser During Tests
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The two main parts of the ChemCam laser instrument for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission are shown in this combined image.
PIA13398:
Body and Mast Units of ChemCam Instrument for Mars Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-16 Juno
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Technicians install components that will aid with guidance, navigation and control of NASA's Juno spacecraft. Like most of Juno's sensitive electronics, these components are situated within the spacecraft's titanium radiation vault.
PIA13714:
Installing Electronics in Juno's Vault
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-12-16 Juno
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NASA's Juno spacecraft rests atop its rotation fixture awaiting transfer to a shipping crate prior to environmental testing; the large white square on the spacecraft's right is largest of six microwave radiometer antennas, masked by protective covering.
PIA13715:
Preparing Juno for Environmental Testing
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Technicians transfer NASA's Juno spacecraft from its rotation fixture to the base of its shipping container in preparation for a move to environmental testing facilities. Juno's main engine, its cover closed, is visible on the spacecraft's underside.
PIA13716:
Moving Juno to Environmental Testing
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Technicians transfer NASA's Juno spacecraft from its rotation fixture to the base of its shipping container in preparation for a move to environmental testing facilities.
PIA13717:
Moving Juno to Environmental Testing
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Technicians lift NASA's Juno spacecraft onto a dolly prior to the start of a round of acoustical testing.
PIA13718:
Preparing Juno for Acoustical Testing
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Technicians position NASA's Juno spacecraft on a dolly prior to the start of a round of acoustical testing.
PIA13719:
Preparing Juno for Acoustical Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-01-03 Juno
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This artist concept depicts the Juno spacecraft which will launch from Earth in 2011 and will arrive at Jupiter in 2016 to study the giant planet from an elliptical, polar orbit.
PIA13746:
Juno Mission to Jupiter (2010 Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-10 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
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Artist concept of NASA's Stardust-NExT mission, which will fly by comet Tempel 1 on Feb. 14, 2011.
PIA13847:
Stardust-NExt (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-07 Juno
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This image shows NASA's Juno spacecraft undergoing environmental testing at Lockheed Martin Space Systems on Jan. 26, 2011. All 3 solar array wings are installed and stowed, and the large high-gain antenna is in place on the top of the avionics vault.
PIA13905:
NASA's Juno Spacecraft Taking Shape in Denver
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-08 Voyager
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This artist's concept shows NASA's two Voyager spacecraft exploring a turbulent region of space known as the heliosheath, the outer shell of the bubble of charged particles around our sun. The Voyagers have been in space 33 years.
PIA13892:
Voyagers in the Heliosheath (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-18 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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This image shows preparation for March 2011 testing of the Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, in a space-simulation chamber; the rover will go through operational sequences in environmental conditions similar to what it will experience on Mars.
PIA13805:
Preparing for Solar and Thermal Testing of Curiosity Mars Rover
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This image shows preparation for March 2011 testing of the Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, in a space-simulation chamber; the rover will go through operational sequences in environmental conditions similar to what it will experience on Mars.
PIA13806:
Bright Days Ahead for Curiosity Mars Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-10-13 Juno
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Technicians inspect NASA's Juno spacecraft and its science instruments following acoustics testing at Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver, Colo. on Jan. 26, 2011.
PIA13920:
Juno Spacecraft Passes the Test
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Technicians inspect NASA's Juno spacecraft and its science instruments following acoustics testing at Lockheed Martin Space Systems in Denver, Colo. on Jan. 26, 2011.
PIA13921:
Juno Spacecraft Passes the Test
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Technicians install components that will aid with guidance, navigation and control of NASA's Juno spacecraft.
PIA13922:
Building Juno's Electronic Brain
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An exposed, side view of NASA's Juno spacecraft during its assembly features three of the spacecraft's spherical propellant tanks.
PIA13923:
Juno's Fuel Tanks
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Technicians test the deployment of one of the three massive solar arrays that power NASA's Juno spacecraft.
PIA13924:
Juno Solar Panel Deployment Test
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Technicians test the deployment of one of the three massive solar arrays that power NASA's Juno spacecraft.
PIA13925:
Juno Solar Panel Deployment Test
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Technicians test the deployment of one of the three massive solar arrays that power NASA's Juno spacecraft.
PIA13926:
Juno Solar Panel Deployment Test
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Technicians prepare NASA's Juno spacecraft for a functional test of its main engine cover.
PIA13927:
Juno Engine Cover Test Preparation
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Technicians test the deployment of one of the three massive solar arrays that power NASA's Juno spacecraft.
PIA13928:
Juno Spreads its Wing
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This image of NASA's Juno spacecraft was taken as the vehicle completed its thermal vacuum chamber testing. A technician is attaching the lifting equipment in preparation for hoisting the 1,588-kilogram (3,500-pound) spacecraft out of the chamber.
PIA13931:
Juno Marches On
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NASA's Juno spacecraft looms above the assembly floor as technicians prepare the Jupiter-bound probe for a round of testing that simulates the vibrations the spacecraft will experience during launch.
PIA13934:
Juno Gets Ready to Shake It
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NASA's Juno spacecraft is readied for lifting out of a thermal vacuum chamber following testing to simulate the environment of space over the range of conditions the probe will encounter during its mission.
PIA13935:
Juno Gets a Taste of Space
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NASA's Juno spacecraft is raised out of a thermal vacuum chamber following tests that simulated the environment of space over the range of conditions the probe will encounter during its mission.
PIA13936:
Juno Emerges from Thermal-Vac Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-03-31 Aquarius
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Artist's concept of the Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft. Aquarius will take NASA's first space-based measurements of ocean surface salinity.
PIA13971:
Aquarius - SAC-D (Artist's Concept)
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Technicians lower the cover over the shipping container holding the international Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft at Brazil's National Institute for Space Research.
PIA13972:
Aquarius - SAC-D Spacecraft is Prepped for Shipping to California
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-06 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
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The rover for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission, named Curiosity, is about 3 meters (10 feet) long, not counting the additional length that the rover's arm can be extended forward. The front of the rover is on the left in this side view.
PIA13808:
NASA Mars Rover Curiosity at JPL, Side View
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The rover for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission, named Curiosity, is seen here inside the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. Support equipment is holding the rover slightly off the floor.
PIA13980:
NASA Mars Rover Curiosity at JPL, View from Front Left Corner
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The arm and the remote sensing mast of the Mars rover Curiosity each carry science instruments and other tools for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission. This image shows the arm on the left and the mast just right of center.
PIA13981:
Arm and Mast of NASA Mars Rover Curiosity
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-12 Mars Mariner Mars 1964 (Mariner 4)
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This is an enhanced contrast version of the first Mars photograph released on July 15, 1965. This is man's first close-up photograph of another planet, a photographic representation of digital data radioed from Mars by the Mariner 4 spacecraft.
PIA14032:
First TV Image of Mars
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A 'real-time data translator' machine converted Mariner 4 digital image data into numbers printed on strips of paper.
PIA14033:
First TV Image of Mars (Hand Colored)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-19 Aquarius
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After a four-year development effort, the Goddard Space Flight Center delivered NASA's Aquarius radiometer to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., for integration with the Aquarius instrument.
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Aquarius Radiometer in Goodard Space Flight Center Clean Room
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Engineers check cables on back of Aquarius instrument in the clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
PIA14052:
Back of Aquarius Instrument
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Engineers test Aquarius 2.5 meter reflector in the clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
PIA14053:
Aquarius Reflector Test
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Aquarius 2.5 meter reflector is hoisted before being attached to boom in the clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
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Aquarius Reflector Attachment
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Aquarius 2.5 meter composite reflector being fitted with gold foil covering in the clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
PIA14055:
Gold Foil on Aquarius Reflector
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Aquarius reflector deployment is tested in the clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
PIA14056:
Aquarius Deployment Test
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Aquarius instrument, including 2.5 meter reflector, in the clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
PIA14057:
Aquarius at JPL
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Engineers inspect NASA's Aquarius/SAC-D observatory at INVAP facility in Bariloche, Argentina.
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Aquarius/SAC-D at INVAP facility in Bariloche, Argentina
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Completion of the thermal blanket patterns for the Aquarius bipod after routing the flight harness from the SAC-D service platform.
PIA14059:
Thermal Blanket Check
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NASA's Aquarius instrument, covered in silver foil, is shown attached to the SAC-D satellite bus at INVAP facility.
PIA14060:
Close-up View of Aquarius
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NASA's Aquarius instrument is lifted upright onto the SAC-D service platform at the INVAP high bay facility in Bariloche, Argentina.
PIA14061:
Aquarius Lifted onto SAC-D Service Platform
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NASA's Aquarius instrument on SAC-D sevice platform in INVAP high bay facility for mechanical integration activities.
PIA14062:
Aquarius Instrument on SAC-D Service Platform
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A 'fit check' of half the sunshade is completed to verify the clearance of NASA's Aquarius ground lug as well as the blanket interface with the service platform top deck.
PIA14063:
Aquarius Sunshade "Fit Check" of Half the Sunshade
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NASA's Aquarius instrument power interfaces are tested prior to connection with the SAC-D service platform at the INVAP facility in Bariloche, Argentina.
PIA14064:
Aquarius Instrument Electrical Interface Test
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Dr. Cristina Fernández Kirchner, the President of Argentina, visits INVAP for the inauguration of the new facilities including a tour of the high bay where NASA's Aquarius/SAC-D satellite is being tested and integrated.
PIA14065:
President of Argentina Visits Aquarius/SAC-D
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All NASA's Aquarius electrical interfaces have successfully been connected to the SAC-D service platform (S/P).
PIA14066:
Aquarius Electrical Integration with SAC-D
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After months of integration and testing at the INVAP facility (Bariloche, Argentina), NASA's Aquarius/SAC-D is removed from the service platform in preparation for shipping to Brazil.
PIA14067:
Aquarius/SAC-D Removed from Service Platform
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NASA's Aquarius/SAC-D being prepared for shipment to Brazil's National Institute for Space Research Integration and Testing Lab. At INPE, the Aquarius/SAC-D observatory will undergo its final environmental testing.
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Aquarius/SAC-D Observatory Being Crated for Shipment to Brazil
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NASA's Aquarius Principal Investigator Gary Lagerloef photographed in front of the Aquarius/SAC-D satellite observatory as it is being readied for transportation from Brazil to Vandenberg Air Force Base in California for a June 2011 launch.
PIA14069:
Aquarius Principal Investigator with Observatory
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After months of environmental tests at Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, INPE), NASA's Aquarius/SAC-D observatory is loaded into a crate for shipment to Vandenberg Air Force Base.
PIA14070:
Aquarius/SAC-D Observatory before Departing Brazil
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NASA's Aquarius/SAC-D observatory is moved into the thermal-vacuum chamber at Brazil's National Institute for Space Research.
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Aquarius/SAC-D Observatory in Thermal-vacuum Test Chamber
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NASA's Aquarius instrument thermal blanketing is completed and inspected. In addition, all external surfaces of the satellite are cleaned and inspected with white light to uncover any visible debris.
PIA14072:
Aquarius Thermal Blanket Completion and Inspection
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-04-28 Voyager
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This graphic shows the different streams of charged particles inside the bubble around our sun and outside, in the unexplored territory of interstellar space. The heliosheath, where NASA's two Voyager spacecraft are now traveling, is shown in red.
PIA13898:
Streams of Charged Particles
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