All VIPER Flight Instruments Installed!

All VIPER Flight Instruments Installed!

NASA’s VIPER team has completed the installation of all of VIPER’s flight instruments, and the rover is more than 80% built. One of the HazCams developped by MCSE can be seen on the right, partially hidden. (source: NASA; image credit: NASA/Bill Stafford)....
Cameras integration on VIPER

Cameras integration on VIPER

NASA’s VIPER team during integration activities on the rover. Below is a screenshot from a video stream where with one of the mounted HazCams circled. The other HazCams are mounted too, but blocked from view by the structure. The mast with the NavCams is on the...
BepiColombo’s Mercury flyby in 3D

BepiColombo’s Mercury flyby in 3D

Image taken by MCSE’s monitoring camera on board BepiColombo mission during Mercury’s third flyby on 19 June 2023. Taken from a distance of about 2 982 km, the image showcases the impressive 600 km-long Beagle Rupes scarp. Just below centre, the newly...
Video of BepiColombo’s third Mercury flyby

Video of BepiColombo’s third Mercury flyby

Special flyover of geologically rich terrain taken by MCSE’s monitoring cameras on board the ESA/JAXA BepiColombo mission as the spacecraft made its third close flyby of its destination planet Mercury on 19 June 2023.   Featured on ESA website...
JUICE’s RIME antenna breaks free

JUICE’s RIME antenna breaks free

More than three weeks after efforts began to deploy JUICE’s ice-penetrating Radar for Icy Moons Exploration (RIME) antenna, the 16-metre-long boom has finally escaped its mounting bracket. The images below were taken by MCSE’s JUICE Monitoring Camera. ©...
JUICE’s wriggling RIME antenna

JUICE’s wriggling RIME antenna

JUICE’s stuck but moving RIME antenna is captured by MCSE’s Juice Monitoring Camera on board the spacecraft. This animation shows the radar’s movements in five photos taken across 17–21 April, as teams on Earth work through steps in Juice’s deployment.In order,...