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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-25 Earth CubeSat
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This image shows the size of NASA's tiny weather satellite, Raincube, in comparison to the International Space Station. RainCube was deployed into low-Earth orbit from the ISS in July, 2018.
PIA22653:
Mini Mission RainCube is Sent into Earth Orbit
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-09-25 Earth CubeSat
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This graph shows the first data from NASA's RainCube satellite. The data shows a vertical snapshot of a storm over the mountains in Mexico in late August 2018, as measured by RainCube's radar.
PIA22654:
RainCube Collects First Storm Data
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-27 CubeSat
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This artist's concept shows the Lunar Flashlight spacecraft, a six-unit CubeSat designed to search for ice on the Moon's surface using special lasers.
PIA23131:
Lunar Flashlight (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-03-27 CubeSat
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This artist's concept shows a view from above the Lunar Flashlight spacecraft, a six-unit CubeSat designed to search for ice on the Moon's surface using special lasers.
PIA23132:
Lunar Flashlight from Above (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-09 CubeSat
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A brief laser flash, seen here at the center of the image, was part of an experiment conducted by two NASA CubeSats.
PIA23117:
CubeSats Communicate with Lasers
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-29 Dawn
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This image is a blinking of two 14-minute exposures of NASA's Dawn spacecraft from 600,000 miles from Earth. Bill Dillon, a regular advanced user of Sierra Stars Observatory.
PIA12016:
Image of Dawn Spacecraft 600,000 miles From Earth Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-29 Dawn
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Technician helps guide the second half of the fairing for installation around NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
PIA12017:
Payload Fairing Installation Around the Dawn Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-29 Dawn
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft's solar array wings are folded to fit inside nose section of protective fairing.
PIA12018:
Dawn Spacecraft Ready for Payload Fairing Installation
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-29 Dawn
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Workers secure the attachments of NASA's Dawn spacecraft onto the upper stage booster.
PIA12019:
Dawn Spacecraft Secured
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-29 Dawn
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft in thermal vacuum chamber.
PIA12020:
Dawn Spacecraft in Thermal Vacuum Chamber
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This illustration shows the core structure with ion propulsion system installed aboard NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
PIA12027:
Illustration of Dawn Spacecraft Core Structure
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft being moved into thermal vacuum chamber for bake-out.
PIA12021:
Dawn Spacecraft Moved into Thermal Vacuum Chamber
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-29 Dawn
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft after installation of high gain antenna.
PIA12022:
Dawn Spacecraft After Installation of High Gain Antenna
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-29 Dawn
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Exposed interior of NASA's Dawn spacecraft showing ion propulsion system's
xenon feed system.
PIA12023:
Exposed Interior of Dawn Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-29 Dawn
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft after installation of high gain antenna.
PIA12024:
Dawn Spacecraft After Installation of High Gain Antenna
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-29 Dawn
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This image shows NASA's Dawn spacecraft's Xenon tank -- composite overwrapped pressure vessel with titanium liner.
PIA12025:
Dawn Spacecraft's Xenon Tank
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-29 Dawn
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This illustration shows an inside view of the NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
PIA12026:
Illustration of Dawn Spacecraft Inside View
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Artist's concept of Earth's reflection in Dawn spacecraft.
PIA12029:
Earth's Reflection in Dawn Spacecraft (Artist's Concept)
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft being assembled.
PIA12028:
Dawn Spacecraft Being Assembled
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-29 Dawn
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Artist's concept of the Dawn spacecraft gathering spectral data from Vesta.
PIA12030:
Dawn Spacecraft Gathering Spectral Data from Vesta (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-29 Dawn
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Artist's concept of the Dawn spacecraft orbiting Ceres.
PIA12031:
Dawn Spacecraft Orbiting Ceres (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-29 Dawn
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Artist's concept of the Dawn spacecraft with Vesta and Ceres.
PIA12033:
Dawn Spacecraft with Vesta and Ceres (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-29 Dawn
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Artist's concept of Dawn spacecraft leaving Earth.
PIA12032:
Dawn Spacecraft Leaving Earth (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-05-03 Dawn
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Artist's concept of NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The giant asteroid Vesta, Dawn's next destination, is on the lower left. Another larger asteroid and Dawn's second destination, Ceres, is on the upper right.
PIA14125:
NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Headed for Vesta (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-10 Vesta Dawn
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This image shows three slices of a class of meteorites that fell to Earth that NASA's Dawn mission has confirmed as originating from the giant asteroid Vesta.
PIA15605:
Meteorites from Vesta
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Add Image to Favorite List 2009-05-23 Dawn
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Artist rendering of NASA's Dawn spacecraft approaching Mars.
PIA18152:
Artist Rendering of NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Approaching Mars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-01 Vesta Dawn
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A view of one of the images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft from the 2013-2015 Double-sided Mission Events Calendar.
PIA19368:
Dawn 2013-2015 Double-sided Mission Events Calendar
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-01 Vesta Dawn
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Dawn mission Vesta Logo, part of NASA's Dawn Mission Art series.
PIA19372:
Dawn Mission Vesta Logo
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Vesta science orbits from NASA's Dawn mission, part of the Mission Art series.
PIA19373:
Vesta Science Orbits
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NASA's Dawn instrumentation poster, part of the Dawn Mission Art series.
PIA19374:
Dawn Instrumentation Poster
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NASA's Dawn mission patch, part of the Dawn Mission Art series.
PIA19375:
Dawn Mission Patch
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-01 Vesta Dawn
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Artist's rendition of NASA's Dawn spacecraft, part of the Dawn Mission Art series.
PIA19376:
Dawn Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-01 Dawn
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Artist's rendition, part of the Dawn Mission Art series.
PIA19377:
Hartmann Background
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-01 Dawn
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2007-2012 Double-sided Mission Events Calendar, part of the Dawn Mission Art series.
PIA19378:
Dawn 2007-2012 Double-sided Mission Events Calendar
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-01-01 Asteroid Dawn
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Artist's graphic of the asteroid belt, part of Dawn's Mission Art series.
PIA19380:
Asteroid Belt
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Dawn cartoon character, part of Dawn's Mission Art series.
PIA19381:
Dawn Cartoon Character
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-03-25 Vesta Dawn
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)
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Studying meteorites from the asteroid Vesta helps scientists understand the event known as the 'lunar cataclysm,' when a repositioning of the gas giant planets destabilized a portion of the asteroid belt and triggered a solar-system-wide bombardment.
PIA16841:
A Shared Bombardment History
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-01-21 Deep Impact
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NASA's Deep Impact awaits launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. on Jan. 12, 2005.
PIA07292:
Deep Impact on Launch Pad
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-09 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
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This artist's concept gives us a look at the moment of impact and the forming of the crater.
PIA07923:
Artist's Concept of Deep Impact's Encounter with Comet Tempel 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-19 Deep Impact
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S-band Antenna
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This image shows NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft being built at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation, Boulder, Colo. on July 2, 2005. The spacecraft's impactor was released from Deep Impact's flyby spacecraft.
PIA02109:
The Making of Deep Impact
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Add Image to Favorite List 2006-10-19 Deep Impact
Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
S-band Antenna
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This image shows NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft being built at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation, Boulder, Colo. On July 2, 2005. The impactor's S-band antenna is the rectangle-shaped object seen on the top of the impactor.
PIA02110:
A Game of Space Telephone
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A schematic shows the daytime cycle of hydration, loss and rehydration on the lunar surface. This theory is based on data from NASA's Deep Impact mission.
PIA12221:
Daytime Water Cycle on the Moon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Ion Engine
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Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Deep Space 1 is lifted from its work platform, giving a closeup view of the experimental solar-powered ion propulsion engine.
PIA04232:
Deep Space 1's Ion Engine
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This image of a xenon ion engine prototype, photographed through a port of the vacuum chamber where it was being tested at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, shows the faint blue glow of charged atoms being emitted from the engine.
PIA04238:
Deep Space 1's Ion Engine
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 Deep Space 1 (DS1)
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Artist's concept of the Deep Space 1 spacecraft from December, 2002.
PIA04242:
Artist's Concept of Deep Space 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Ion Engine
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This image of a xenon ion engine, photographed through a port of the vacuum chamber where it was being tested at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, shows the faint blue glow of charged atoms being emitted from the engine.
PIA04247:
Deep Space 1's Ion Engine
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-05-09 Borrelly Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Star Tracker
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Artist's concept of NASA's Deep Space 1 Encounter with Comet Borrelly.
PIA04496:
Artist's Concept of Deep Space 1 Encounter with Comet Borrelly
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Ion Engine
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NASA's New Millennium Deep Space 1 spacecraft approaching the comet 19P/Borrelly.
PIA04604:
Deep Space 1 Using its Ion Engine (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-30 Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Ion Engine
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An ion thruster is removed from a vacuum chamber at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., its job done following almost five years of testing.
PIA04668:
Spare Ion Engine Being Checked
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-17 ECOSTRESS
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This artist's concept shows NASA's ECOSTRESS which will be installed on International Space Station's Japanese Experiment Module - External Facility (JEM-EF) site 10.
PIA22415:
NASA's ECOSTRESS Investigation Being Installed on the International Space Station (Artist's Concept)
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NASA's ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) is inspected after arrival at Kennedy Space Center.
PIA22416:
NASA's ECOSTRESS Investigation Arrives at Launch Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-17 ECOSTRESS
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NASA's ECOsystem Spaceborne Thermal Radiometer Experiment on Space Station (ECOSTRESS) arrives at Kennedy Space Center in preparation for launch to the space station this summer.
PIA22417:
NASA's ECOSTRESS Investigation Arrives at Launch Site
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A technician inspects NASA's ECOSTRESS instrument in a clean room at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. ECOSTRESS measures the temperature of plants, which shows how they are regulating their water use in response to heat stress.
PIA22509:
NASA's New 'Plant Thermometer' Undergoes Inspection
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-12 Earth ENVISAT
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This image shows strain rates on the North Anatolian Fault in Turkey along the east-to-west sequence of earthquakes since 1939. Tectonic strain builds up along this fault -- one of the worlds most deadly earthquake zones -- at a remarkably steady rate.
PIA22412:
Turkish Fault Reveals Seismic Steadiness
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-02-12 Euclid
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ESA's Euclid spacecraft, shown in this artist's impression, is scheduled to launch in 2020 with participation from NASA.
PIA16692:
Euclid in Space (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-12-17 Euclid
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Artist's impression of the Euclid spacecraft, a dark energy and dark matter mission planned for launch in 2020.
PIA20059:
Euclid Spacecraft (Illustration)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-20 Europa Europa Clipper
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This artist's rendering shows NASA's Europa Clipper spacecraft, which is being developed for a launch sometime in the 2020s.
PIA20025:
Europa Clipper Spacecraft (Artist's Concept)
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This image shows a full-scale prototype of the high-gain antenna on NASA’s Europa Clipper spacecraft, undergoing testing in the Experimental Test Range at Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.
PIA22773:
Europa Clipper Antenna Prototype
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-02-09 ExoMars
Urey: Mars Organic and Oxidant Detector
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Some key components of a NASA-funded instrument being developed for the payload of the European Space Agency's ExoMars mission stand out in thisillustration of the instrument.
PIA09174:
Urey: Mars Organic and Oxidant Detector
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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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Trace Gas Orbiter
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The European Space Agency's ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, being assembled in France for a 2016 launch opportunity, will carry two Electra UHF relay radios provided by NASA.
PIA18397:
Europe's 2016 Mars Orbiter Gets NASA Electra Radio
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-02 ExoMars
ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter
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This June 2014 image from the clean room at Thales Alenia Space, in Cannes, France, shows ongoing assembly of the European Space Agency's ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, including the first of the orbiter's two Electra UHF relay radios provided by NASA.
PIA18398:
NASA Radio Installed in Europe's Next Mars Orbiter
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The European Space Agency's ExoMars 2016 mission, combining the Trace Gas Orbiter and Schiaparelli landing demonstrator, launches on a Proton launch vehicle from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
PIA20325:
Launch of Europe's ExoMars 2016 from Kazakhstan
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-11-29 Mars ExoMars
Trace Gas Orbiter
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A NASA radio aboard ESA's Trace Gas Orbiter, succeeded in its first test of receiving data transmitted from NASA Mars rovers. This graphic depicts the geometry of Opportunity transmitting data to the orbiter, using the UHF band of radio wavelengths.
PIA21139:
Strengthening the Mars Telecommunications Network
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-01 Explorer 1
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America's first satellite, Explorer 1. America joined the space race with the launch of this small, but important spacecraft.
PIA04601:
Explorer 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2012-05-23 FINESSE
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This is an artist's rendering of the spacecraft FINESSE orbiting above Earth. Proposed for launch in 2016 as part of NASA's Explorers Program, FINESSE would take the first 'family portrait' of extrasolar planets.
PIA15778:
FINESSE -- A Proposed Exoplanet Mission (Artist Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-12-21 Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
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NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer was launched on April 28, 2003. Its mission is to study the shape, brightness, size and distance of galaxies across 10 billion years of cosmic history. This is an artist's concept.
PIA04234:
Artist's Concept of Galaxy Evolution Explorer
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GALEX Telescope
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In the Multi-Payload Processing Facility, workers check the deployment of the cover of the telescope on NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer, an orbiting space telescope observing galaxies in ultraviolet light across 10 billion years of cosmic history.
PIA04264:
New Galaxy Quest Readies for Launch
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This diagram based on results from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer and the Anglo-Australian Telescope illustrates two ways to measure how fast the universe is expanding.
PIA14095:
How to Measure the Universe
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This computer-simulated image shows gas from a tidally shredded star falling into a black hole. Astronomers observed the flare in ultraviolet light using NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer.
PIA15429:
Black Hole Erupts Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-02 Io Galileo
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Artist's rendering of NASA's Galileo spacecraft flying past Jupiter's moon Io. Galileo made multiple close approaches to the volcanically active moon during its time at Jupiter.
PIA18176:
Galileo Over Io (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2008-07-06 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Network Antenna
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Night shot of the 70m antenna at Goldstone, California. The parabolic dish is 70m (230 ft.) in diameter. The Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex, located in the Mojave Desert in California, is one of three complexes which comprise NASA's DSN.
PIA10953:
70m Antenna at Goldstone, California
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Deep Space Network Antenna
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As the sun sets on July 8, 2010, workers prepare to pour new epoxy grout for the hydrostatic bearing assembly of the giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network communications site in Goldstone, Calif.
PIA13270:
Mars Antenna Ready for Surgery
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Deep Space Network Antenna
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An engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., checks the evenness of sole plates installed on the giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network communications site in Goldstone, Calif.
PIA13271:
Checking for Even Surfaces
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Deep Space Network Antenna
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Workers at NASA's Deep Space Network complex in Goldstone, Calif., pour in a new epoxy grout as the giant 'Mars antenna' undergoes major surgery. The grout is part of the hydrostatic bearing assembly, which enables the antenna to rotate horizontally.
PIA13272:
Pouring the New Grout
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-25 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Network Antenna
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The giant, 70-meter-wide antenna at NASA's Deep Space Network complex in Goldstone, Calif., tracks a spacecraft on Nov. 17, 2009. This antenna, officially known as Deep Space Station 14, is also nicknamed the 'Mars antenna.'
PIA13277:
Tracks of a Giant
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Deep Space Network Antenna
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Workers in Goldstone, Calif., guide a new runner segment into the hydrostatic bearing assembly of a giant, 70-meter-wide (230-foot-wide) antenna that is a critical part of NASA's Deep Space Network.
PIA13320:
New Joints for a Workhorse Antenna
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-08-25 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
Deep Space Network Antenna
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Under the unflinching summer sun, workers at NASA's Deep Space Network complex in Goldstone, Calif., use a crane to lift a runner segment that is part of major surgery on a giant, 70-meter-wide antenna.
PIA13321:
Lifting the Runners
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
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Work began on March 11, 2010 to replace a set of elevation bearings on the giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network complex in Goldstone, Calif.
PIA13561:
Replacing the Elevation Bearings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
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The giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex replaced four elevation bearings as part of a major refurbishment.
PIA13562:
Old Elevation Bearings
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
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A major refurbishment of the giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex in California's Mojave Desert required workers to jack up millions of pounds of delicate scientific equipment.
PIA13563:
A Heavy-Duty Jack for a Giant Task
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
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This image, taken on March 22, 2010, shows the condition of grout that was replaced in the giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone, Calif. complex.
PIA13564:
Out with the Old Grout
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
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On May 3, 2010, workers at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex removed one of the large steel pads that help the giant 'Mars antenna' rotate sideways.
PIA13429:
Removing Pads from Antenna
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Workers at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex check on a set of jacks used to raise the upper part of the giant 'Mars antenna.'
PIA13430:
Checking on the Jacks
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
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A worker at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex radios to his colleagues that 12 jacks are ready to lift the upper section of the giant 'Mars antenna.'
PIA13557:
Jacking up the Antenna
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-03 Earth Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
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As part of a major refurbishment for the giant 'Mars antenna' at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex, a stringer box is lowered into place.
PIA13558:
Stringer Box Going In
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Workers at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex prepare a support leg that would help raise a portion of the giant 'Mars antenna.'
PIA13559:
Prepping a Support Leg
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Workers at NASA's Deep Space Network's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex put into place a set of support legs to help hold up a portion of the giant 'Mars antenna' on May 4, 2010.
PIA13560:
Mars Antenna Gets Legs
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-10-27 Goldstone Deep Space Network (DSN)
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This archival photograph shows the first pass of Echo 1, America's first communications satellite, over the Goldstone Tracking Station managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in Pasadena, California, in the early morning of Aug. 12, 1960.
PIA21114:
Goldstone Tracking the Echo 'Satelloon'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-05-04 GRACE-FO
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This artist's rendering shows the twin spacecraft of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission, a partnership between NASA and the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ).
PIA21607:
GRACE-FO Spacecraft (Artist's Rendering)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-12 GRACE-FO
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The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) twin satellites, attached to turntable fixtures, at the Astrotech Space Operations processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
PIA22338:
GRACE-FO Satellites in a Clean Room at Vandenberg Air Force Base
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-12 GRACE-FO
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The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) twin satellites, attached to turntable fixtures, at the Astrotech Space Operations processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
PIA22341:
GRACE-FO Satellites in a Clean Room at Vandenberg Air Force Base
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-12 GRACE-FO
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One of the two Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) satellites and its turntable fixture at the Astrotech Space Operations processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
PIA22339:
GRACE-FO Satellites in a Clean Room at Vandenberg Air Force Base
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-03-12 GRACE-FO
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The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) twin satellites, attached to turntable fixtures, at the Astrotech Space Operations processing facility at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
PIA22340:
GRACE-FO Satellites in a Clean Room at Vandenberg Air Force Base
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-25 GRACE-FO
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Artist's rendering of the twin spacecraft of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission, scheduled to launch in May, 2018.
PIA22431:
GRACE-FO Spacecraft (Artist's Rendering)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-30 GRACE-FO
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Illustration of the twin spacecraft of the NASA/German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) GRACE-FO mission. GRACE-FO will continue tracking the evolution of Earth's water cycle by monitoring changes in the distribution of mass on Earth.
PIA22440:
GRACE Follow-On Satellites (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-30 GRACE-FO
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Illustration of the twin spacecraft of the NASA/German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) GRACE-FO mission. GRACE-FO will continue tracking the evolution of Earth's water cycle by monitoring changes in the distribution of mass on Earth.
PIA22441:
GRACE Follow-On Satellites (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-30 GRACE-FO
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Illustration of the twin spacecraft of the NASA/German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) GRACE-FO mission. GRACE-FO will continue tracking the evolution of Earth's water cycle by monitoring changes in the distribution of mass on Earth.
PIA22442:
GRACE Follow-On Integration
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-30 GRACE-FO
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The GRACE-FO satellites were assembled by Airbus Defence and Space in Germany. This photo shows the satellites in the testing facility of IABG, an Airbus subcontractor, in Munich, Germany.
PIA22443:
GRACE Follow-On Assembly
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-30 GRACE-FO
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The GRACE-FO satellites were assembled by Airbus Defence and Space in Germany. This photo shows the satellites in the testing facility of IABG, an Airbus subcontractor, in Munich, Germany.
PIA22444:
GRACE Follow-On Assembly
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