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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-01-31 Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope
Roman Coronagraph
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The Roman Coronagraph was peppered with radio waves to test its response to stray electrical signals. The test was performed inside a chamber lined with foam padding that absorbs the radio waves to prevent them from bouncing off the walls.
PIA26273:
Roman Coronagraph Undergoes Electromagnetic Interference Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-05-21 Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope
Roman Coronagraph
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At JPL on May 17, 2024, members of the Roman Coronagraph Instrument team use a crane to lift the top portion of the shipping container that the instrument was stored in for its journey to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
PIA26277:
Coronagraph Prepared for Shipping
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-05-21 Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope
Roman Coronagraph
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Team members at JPL said farewell to the Roman Coronagraph Instrument on May 17, 2024, by signing their names to a flag on the outside of the shipping container that carried the instrument to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
PIA26278:
Coronagraph Team Signs Flag Farewell
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Add Image to Favorite List 2024-05-21 Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope
Roman Coronagraph
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This graphic shows a test of the Roman Coronagraph Instrument. At left, starlight leaks into the field of view when fixed components are used. The middle and right images show more starlight being removed as moveable components are engaged.
PIA26279:
Roman Coronagraph Digging the Dark Hole
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-28 Phoenix
Robotic Arm
Surface Stereo Imager (SSI)
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This is a terrain model of Phoenix's Robotic Arm workspace. It has been color coded by depth with a lander model for context. The model has been derived using images from the depth perception feature from Phoenix's Surface Stereo Imager (SSI).
PIA10717:
False Color Terrain Model of Phoenix Workspace
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-29 Phoenix
Robotic Arm Camera
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This image shows what happened underneath NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Robotic Arm wrist on Sol 3. The pin that goes through the loop is what holds the wrist in place. The rotation of the wrist pops the pin free.
PIA10729:
Animation of Phoenix's Wrist Unlatching Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-16 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Robotic Arm (MSL)
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In the middle of this image taken at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the long robotic arm of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory is bent at nearly a 90-degree angle.
PIA12459:
Curiosity's Robotic Arm Bent at Nearly a 90-degree Angle
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-16 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Robotic Arm (MSL)
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In this image, engineers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory test and 'flex' Curiosity's robotic arm and tools. A video can be viewed at the Photojournal.
PIA12839:
Curiosity's Robotic Arm and Tools Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-02-16 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Robotic Arm (MSL)
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In the middle of this image taken at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the long robotic arm of NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rises straight up toward the ceiling of the lab where it is being tested.
PIA12837:
Engineers Flex Curiosity's Robotic Arm and Tools
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-06-12 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Robotic Arm (MSL)
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Engineers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Alliance Spacesystems are testing the range of motion of the Mars Science Laboratory rover's robotic arm joints.
PIA12069:
The Rover Gets Strong-Armed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-16 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Robotic Arm (MSL)
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Test operators in a clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory monitor some of the first motions by the robotic arm on the Mars rover Curiosity after installation in August 2010. The arm is shown in a partially extended position.
PIA13388:
Curiosity Mars Rover Flexes its Robotic Arm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-16 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Robotic Arm (MSL)
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NASA's next Mars rover, Curiosity, stretches its robotic arm upward during tests on a tilt table in a clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Labotatory.
PIA13389:
Arm Stretch by Curiosity Mars Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-16 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Robotic Arm (MSL)
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Testing of the robotic arm on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sept. 3, 2010, included movements of the arm while the rover was on a table tilted to 20 degrees to simulate a sloped surface on Mars.
PIA13390:
Tilt-Table Testing for Curiosity's Robotic Arm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-13 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Robotic Arm (MSL)
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This photograph of the NASA Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, was taken during testing on June 3, 2011. The turret at the end of Curiosity's robotic arm holds five devices.
PIA14253:
Mars Rover Curiosity Raising Turret
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-06-13 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Robotic Arm (MSL)
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This photograph of the NASA Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, was taken during testing on June 3, 2011. The turret at the end of Curiosity's robotic arm holds five devices. In this view, the drill is at the six o'clock position.
PIA14258:
Mars Rover Curiosity's Arm Held High
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-02-22 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
Robotic Arm (MSL)
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A NASA Mars Science Laboratory test rover called the Vehicle System Test Bed, or VSTB, at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA serves as the closest double for Curiosity in evaluations of the mission's hardware and software.
PIA15025:
Testing Precision of Movement of Curiosity's Robotic Arm
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-28 Phoenix
Robotic Arm
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NASA's Phoenix spacecraft is scheduled to begin raising its robotic arm up and out of its stowed configuration on the third Martian day, or Sol 3 (May 28, 2008) of the mission.
PIA10714:
Phoenix Stretches its Arm Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-05-28 Phoenix
Robotic Arm
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Image illustrates the tools on the end of the arm that are used to acquire samples, image the contents of the scoop, and perform science experiments.
PIA10716:
Robotic Arm End Effector
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-15 Phoenix
Robotic Arm
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This drawing shows a side view of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's scoop with various tools for acquiring soil, icy soil and ice samples.
PIA10959:
Phoenix Robotic Arm Scoop with Rasp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-15 Phoenix
Robotic Arm
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Members of NASA Phoenix Mars Mission's Robotic Arm engineering team test the arm's motorized rasp in the Payload Interoperability Testbed at the University of Arizona, Tucson.
PIA10960:
Testing the Robotic Arm Rasp on Earth
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-15 Phoenix
Robotic Arm
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This close-up photograph taken at the Payload Interoperability Testbed at the University of Arizona, Tucson, shows the motorized rasp protruding from the bottom of the scoop on the engineering model of NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Robotic Arm.
PIA10961:
Rasp Tool on Phoenix Robotic Arm Model
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-15 Phoenix
Robotic Arm
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This photograph shows the rasp protruding from the back of the scoop on NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander's Robotic Arm engineering model in the Payload Interoperability Testbed at the University of Arizona, Tucson.
PIA10962:
Phoenix Robotic Arm Rasp
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-03 RoboSimian
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This artist's concept depicts RoboSimian, a disaster-relief and -mitigation robot, grasping the rung of a ladder. RoboSimian is an ape-like robot designed and built at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
PIA17300:
RoboSimian to the Rescue
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-11 RoboSimian
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This photograph shows RoboSimian, a disaster-relief and -mitigation robot, under construction in a lab at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
PIA17301:
RoboSimian Under Construction
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-14 RoboSimian
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Known as 'Clyde,' RoboSimian is an an ape-like robot designed and built at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Ca. The robot is four-footed but can also stand on two feet. It has four general-purpose limbs and hands capable of mobility and manipulation.
PIA17302:
Ladies And Gentlemen, Boot Your Robots! Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-16 Earth RoboSimian
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RoboSimian, a limbed robot developed by engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, competed in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Trials in Florida in December 2013.
PIA18565:
RoboSimian Competes
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-16 Earth RoboSimian
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Limbed robot RoboSimian was developed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, seen here with Brett Kennedy, supervisor of the JPL Robotic Vehicles and Manipulators Group, and Chuck Bergh, a senior engineer in JPL's Robotic Hardware Systems Group.
PIA18566:
RoboSimian and Friends
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-16 Earth RoboSimian
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RoboSimian, a limbed robot developed by engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, competed in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials in Florida in December 2013.
PIA18567:
RoboSimian's Inner Workings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-16 Earth RoboSimian
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Engineers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory carry RoboSimian, a robot developed at JPL, at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials in Florida in December 2013.
PIA18568:
Carrying RoboSimian
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-09 Earth RoboSimian
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RoboSimian and Surrogate are robots that were designed and built at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA18790:
JPL's RoboSimian and Surrogate Robots
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-09 Earth RoboSimian
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RoboSimian is an ape-like robot that moves around on four limbs designed. It was designed and built at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA18791:
RoboSimian Gets Ready for Competition
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-09 Earth RoboSimian
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Surrogate, nicknamed 'Surge,' is a robot designed and built at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA18792:
JPL's Surrogate Robot
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-12-09 Earth RoboSimian
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Robotics researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, stand with robots RoboSimian and Surrogate, both built at JPL.
PIA18793:
The JPL Team Behind RoboSimian and Surrogate
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-11 Earth RoboSimian
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This artist's concept shows RoboSimian, a robot intended to assist with disaster relief and mitigation.
PIA19313:
RoboSimian 'Disaster Relief' Poster (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-11 Earth RoboSimian
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This artist's concept shows Surrogate, a robot that could one day assist in disasters or hazardous situations such as a dangerous chemical laboratory.
PIA19314:
Surrogate Poster (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-03-11 Earth RoboSimian
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This artist's rendering shows a concept for a robot called AquaSimian that would assist with hazardous situations underwater.
PIA19315:
AquaSimian Poster (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth RoboSimian
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JPL's RoboSimian exits its vehicle following a brief drive through a slalom course at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals.
PIA19324:
RoboSimian Exits Vehicle
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth RoboSimian
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JPL's RoboSimian drives a four-wheeled vehicle through a slalom course at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals.
PIA19325:
RoboSimian Driving
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth RoboSimian
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Using a cordless power drill, RoboSimian cuts a hole into a panel of drywall to complete one of the tasks in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals.
PIA19326:
RoboSimian Cuts Hole in Wall
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth RoboSimian
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Following each competition run, spectators at the event were able to get a close-up look at the robot competitors and meet the teams who built them.
PIA19327:
Meeting RoboSimian
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth RoboSimian
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The spindly appearance of JPL's RoboSimian was somewhat unique among competitors in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals, as most were bipedal walkers.
PIA19328:
RoboSimian at DARPA Robotics Challenge
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-06-09 Earth RoboSimian
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Many members of Team RoboSimian and a few guests gather with competition hardware at a 'Meet the Robots' event during the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals in Pomona, California, on June 6, 2015.
PIA19329:
Team RoboSimian
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-21 Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE)
RIME
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NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory built and shipped the receiver, transmitter, and electronics necessary to complete the radar instrument for the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) mission.
PIA24024:
Vibration Testing of JUICE Mission's RIME Radar Transmitter
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-21 Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE)
RIME
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NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory built and shipped the receiver, transmitter, and electronics necessary to complete the radar instrument for the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) mission, set to launch in 2022.
PIA24025:
JUICE Mission's RIME Transmitter Exits Thermal Chamber
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-21 Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE)
RIME
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JPL engineers and technicians follow COVID-19 Safe-at-Work guidelines as they transport the RIME transmitter and electronics on Aug. 19, 2020, for shipping to the Italian Space Agency (ASI).
PIA24026:
RIME Instrument en Route to JUICE
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-09 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
RAD
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The Radiation Assessment Detector, shown prior to its September 2010 installation onto NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, will aid future human missions to Mars by providing information about the radiation environment on Mars and on the way to Mars.
PIA13580:
Radiation Assessment Detector for Mars Science Laboratory
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-02 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
RAD
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This graphic shows the flux of radiation detected by NASA's Mars Science Laboratory on the trip from Earth to Mars; the spikes in radiation levels occurred because of large solar energetic particle events caused by giant flares on the sun.
PIA15955:
Radiation Levels on the Way to Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-08-08 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
RAD
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Like a human working in a radiation environment, NASA's Curiosity rover carries its own version of a dosimeter to measure radiation from outer space and the sun. This graphic shows the flux of radiation detected the rover's Radiation Assessment Detector.
PIA16020:
Curiosity's First Radiation Measurements on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-30 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
RAD
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This illustration depicts the two main types of radiation that NASA's Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) onboard Curiosity monitors, and how the magnetic field around Earth affects the radiation in space near Earth.
PIA16938:
Sources of Ionizing Radiation in Interplanetary Space
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-30 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
RAD
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This graphic shows the level of natural radiation detected by the Radiation Assessment Detector shielded inside NASA's Mars Science Laboratory on the trip from Earth to Mars from December 2011 to July 2012.
PIA16939:
Radiation Measurements During Trip From Earth to Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-30 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
RAD
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This graph based on data from the RAD instrument onboard NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft shows the flux of energetic particles (vertical axis) as a function of the estimated energy deposited in water (horizontal axis).
PIA17060:
Calculating Radiation Dose for Biological Tissue
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-05-30 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
RAD
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This graphic compares the radiation dose equivalent for several types of experiences, including a calculation for a trip from Earth to Mars based on measurements made by the RAD instrument shielded inside NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft.
PIA17061:
Comparison of Some Radiation Exposures to Mars-Trip Level
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-09 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
RAD
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Measurements with the MSL's RAD on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover during the flight to Mars and now on the surface of Mars enable an estimate of the radiation astronauts would be exposed to on an expedition to Mars.
PIA17601:
Radiation Exposure Comparisons with Mars Trip Calculation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-09 Mars Mars Science Laboratory (MSL)
RAD
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Micrograys are unit of measurement for absorbed radiation dose. The vertical axis is in micrograys per day. The RAD instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover monitors the natural radiation environment at the surface of Mars.
PIA17600:
Radiation Measurements on Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-08 Mars 2020 Rover
Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX)
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Perseverance's Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX) uses radar waves to probe the ground, revealing the unexplored world that lies beneath the Martian surface.
PIA24047:
RIMFAX at Work on NASA's Perseverance (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-08 Mars 2020 Rover
Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX)
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A test model of the RIMFAX instrument, aboard the trailer behind the snow mobile, undergoes field testing in Svalbard, Norway.
PIA24048:
Testing RIMFAX for NASA's Perseverance Rover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-10-08 Mars 2020 Rover
Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX)
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Highlighted in blue in this visualization, the RIMFAX instrument's antenna is externally mounted underneath the MMRTG (the rover's nuclear battery) on the back of Perseverance.
PIA24049:
RIMFAX Location on NASA's Perseverance Rover (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-01-20 Mars 2020 Rover
Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX)
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This image, taken in the clean room at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, shows the Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX) electronic's box after it has been inserted into the Perseverance rover.
PIA24204:
The Parts Inside Perseverance
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-01-20 Mars 2020 Rover
Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX)
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The Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX) electronics box before being integrated into the Perseverance rover at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
PIA24205:
This Gold Box to Searches for Buried Treasure
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-01-20 Mars 2020 Rover
Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX)
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The bowtie-shaped antenna for the Radar Imager for Mars' Subsurface Experiment (RIMFAX) instrument has been mounted on the underside of the Perseverance rover.
PIA24206:
Put a Bowtie on It!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-01 Europa Clipper
Plasma Instrument for Magnetic Sounding (PIMS)
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Pictured in a clean room at APL are NASA's Europa Clipper's recently assembled Faraday cup sensors and instrument housings in two configurations.
PIA24327:
Faraday Cups Up Close: NASA's Europa Clipper
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-04-01 Europa Clipper
Plasma Instrument for Magnetic Sounding (PIMS)
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In this photo, the Plasma Instrument Calibration Chamber at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, recreates the plasma environments that PIMS and other instruments will encounter in space.
PIA24330:
Preparing NASA's Europa Clipper's Plasma Instrument
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-31 Mars 2020 Rover
Planetary Instrument for X-RAY Lithochemistry (PIXL)
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This diagram depicts the sensor head of the Planetary Instrument for X-RAY Lithochemistry, or PIXL, which has been selected as one of seven investigations for the payload of NASA's Mars 2020 rover mission.
PIA18406:
X-Ray Instrument for Mars 2020 Rover is PIXL
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-22 Mars 2020 Rover
Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry (PIXL)
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In this illustration, NASA's Perseverance Mars rover uses the Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry (PIXL), which will help search for signs of ancient microbial life in rocks.
PIA24092:
Perseverance's PIXL at Work on Mars (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-22 Mars 2020 Rover
Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry (PIXL)
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PIXL opens its dust cover during testing at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. One of seven instruments on NASA's Perseverance Mars rover, PIXL is located on the end of the rover's robotic arm.
PIA24093:
Perseverance's PIXL Opens its Dust Cover
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-22 Mars 2020 Rover
Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry (PIXL)
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A device with six mechanical legs, the hexapod is a critical part of the PIXL instrument aboard NASA's Perseverance Mars rover. The hexapod allows PIXL to make slow, precise movements to get closer to and point at specific parts of a rock's surface.
PIA24094:
PIXL's Hexapod Has Moves
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-22 Mars 2020 Rover
Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry (PIXL)
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PIXL requires pictures of its rock targets to autonomously position itself. Using artificial intelligence, PIXL relies on the images to determine how far away it is from a target to be scanned.
PIA24095:
PIXL's Nightlight
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-10-23 Planck
Planck Telescope
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The oldest light in the universe, called the cosmic microwave background, as observed by the Planck space telescope is shown in the oval sky map. An artist's concept of Planck is next to the map.
PIA17449:
Planck and the Cosmic Microwave Background (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-06-16 Mars 2020 Project
PIXL
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In this illustration, NASA's Perseverance rover uses its Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry (PIXL) instrument to analyze a rock on the surface of Mars.
PIA23719:
PIXL Takes Aim at Rocks (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-07-08 Earth CSIRO Parkes Observatory
Parks Telescope
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This image shows the Parkes telescope in Australia, part of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization. Researchers used the telescope to detect the first population of radio bursts known to originate from beyond our galaxy.
PIA17248:
Parkes Telescope
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-05-16 LDSD
Parachute Deployment Device
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An engineer works on the Parachute Deployment Device of the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator test vehicle in this image taken at the Missile Assembly Building at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kaua'i, Hawaii.
PIA18008:
Prepping the Parachute Deployment Device
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-23 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This high-resolution image shows a computer-generated model of Spirit's lander at Gusev Crater as engineers and scientists would have expected to see it from a perfect overhead view.
PIA05136:
Behold Spirit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-01-23 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This 3-D image combines computer-generated models of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit and its lander with real surface data from the rover's panoramic camera. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA05137:
On Its Own
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-02-02 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This image taken at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows the panoramic camera used onboard both NASA Mars Exploration Rovers.
PIA05187:
Multihued Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-21 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This synthetic image of NASA's Spirit Mars Exploration Rover on the flank of 'Husband Hill' was produced using 'Virtual Presence in Space' technology.
PIA03231:
Special-Effects Spirit on Flank of "Husband Hill"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-21 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This synthetic image of NASA's Spirit Mars Exploration Rover on top of a rock called 'Jibsheet' was produced using 'Virtual Presence in Space' technology.
PIA03232:
Special-Effects Spirit Silhouetted on "Jibsheet"
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-19 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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Synthetic image of the Opportunity Mars Exploration Rover inside 'Endurance Crater' produced using 'Virtual Presence in Space' technology.
PIA03240:
Opportunity Inside 'Endurance Crater' (Simulated)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-19 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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Synthetic image of the Opportunity Mars Exploration Rover inside on 'Burns Cliff' produced using 'Virtual Presence in Space' technology.
PIA03241:
Opportunity on 'Burns Cliff' (Simulated)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-06 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This image superimposes an artist's concept of the Mars Exploration Rover
Opportunity on the rim of Victoria Crater. It is done to give a sense of scale
PIA08814:
Superimposed Rover on Rim of Victoria Crater (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-19 Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This image superimposes an artist's concept of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity atop the 'Cabo Frio' promontory on the rim of 'Victoria Crater' in the Meridiani Planum region of Mars. It is done to give a sense of scale.
PIA01292:
Opportunity on 'Cabo Frio' (Simulated)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-06-28 Mars Mars Exploration Rover (MER)
Panoramic Camera
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This frame from an animation shows a simulated rover descending into Victoria Crater via the rock-paved slopes of an alcove informally named 'Duck Bay.'
PIA09688:
Rolling into Victoria Crater (Simulation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-06-06 ISS
OPALS
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This frame from an animated GIF shows Earth's moon moving below NASA's OPALS laser instrument as seen by a robotic camera on the exterior of the International Space Station.
PIA18386:
OPALS and the Moon Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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This photo shows the Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) being installed in SpaceX's Dragon capsule prior to launching on April 18, 2014.
PIA18571:
OPALS Installation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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This artist's rendition shows the Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) operating from the International Space Station. OPALS was launched to the station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on April 18, 2014.
PIA18572:
OPALS on the ISS (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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The Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) undergoes final inspection prior to shipment to NASA's Kennedy Space Center. OPALS was launched to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on April 18, 2014.
PIA18573:
OPALS Final Inspection
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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An engineer from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory oversees a fit check during the integration & testing of the Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS).
PIA18574:
OPALS Fit Check
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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The Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) undergoes vibration testing at NASa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in December 2012.
PIA18575:
OPALS Vibration Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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The Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) undergoes vibration testing at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in December 2012.
PIA18576:
OPALS Vibration Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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This is a 3-foot (1-meter) aperture main telescope located at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Optical Communications Telescope Laboratory ground station.
PIA18577:
OPALS Main Telescope
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) is covered in white thermal blankets awaiting integration with its launch vehicle at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
PIA18578:
OPALS Thermal Blankets
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) flight terminal undergoes final testing at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. OPALS was launched to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on April 18, 2014.
PIA18579:
OPALS Final Testing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-24 Earth ISS
OPALS
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This photo shows the Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) flight terminal at JPL being prepared for shipment to NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
PIA18650:
OPALS Preparation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-06 ISS
OPALS
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This photo shows the Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) stowed in the SpaceX Dragon trunk on April 22, 2014, two days after docking with the International Space Station.
PIA18658:
OPALS Stowed
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-06 ISS
OPALS
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NASA's Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) operations team is seen at the Optical Communications Telescope Laboratory ground station during an operations planning retreat on February 13, 2014.
PIA18659:
OPALS Team
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-06 ISS
OPALS
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NASA's Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) operations team at Kennedy Space Center's Space Launch Complex-40 on April 14, 2014, with the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying OPALS in the background.
PIA18660:
OPALS Operations Team At Launch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-06 ISS
OPALS
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NASA's Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) is seen in the SpaceX Dragon trunk following second stage separation of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on April 18, 2014.
PIA18661:
Second Stage Separation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-06 ISS
OPALS
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NASA's Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) integration and test team is seen at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory prior to OPALS shipment to Kennedy Space Center.
PIA18662:
OPALS Integration and Test Team
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-06 ISS
OPALS
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NASA's Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) is pictured in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory prior to shipment.
PIA18664:
Spacecraft Assembly Facility
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-08-06 ISS
OPALS
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NASA's Optical PAyload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) integration and test team is seen at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory prior to OPALS shipment to Kennedy Space Center.
PIA18665:
Integration and Test Team
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-02 Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-3)
OCO-3
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This illustration shows NASA's OCO-3 mounted on the underside of the International Space Station.
PIA22837:
Illustration of OCO-3 on the Space Station
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