BepiColombo’s second Mercury flyby

BepiColombo’s second Mercury flyby

Image taken by MCSE’s monitoring camera 2 on board the European-Japanese BepiColombo mission to Mercury. The image was taken at 09:49:22 UTC when the spacecraft was within about 920 km from the surface of Mercury. Closest approach of about 200 km took place...
Proba-1’s 20 years in orbit

Proba-1’s 20 years in orbit

ESA’s Proba-1 minisatellite, launched into orbit two decades ago today, is still fully operational and its High Resolution Camera continues to image the surface of the Earth. The image below of Ajaccio in France was taken by the High Resolution Camera on 15 October...
BepiColombo’s first Mercury flyby

BepiColombo’s first Mercury flyby

Sequence of images taken by MCSE’s monitoring cameras on board the European-Japanese BepiColombo mission to Mercury, as the spacecraft made a its first close flyby of its destination planet Mercury on 1 October 2021. Featured on ESA website...
Hello Mercury!

Hello Mercury!

View of Mercury taken by MCSE’s monitoring camera on board the European-Japanese BepiColombo mission, as the spacecraft flew past the planet for a gravity assist manoeuvre. The image was taken at 23:44:12 UTC on 1 October 2021 by the Mercury Transfer Module’s...
BepiColombo’s second Venus flyby

BepiColombo’s second Venus flyby

Venus taken by MCSE’s monitoring camera during the second flyby of Venus of the ESA/JAXA BepiColombo mission. The image was taken on 10 August 2021 at 1573 km from the planet. Featured on ESA website...
VIPER camera system

VIPER camera system

We are delighted and proud to announce that Micro Cameras & Space Exploration (MCSE) has been selected to supply the camera system for NASA’s latest lunar rover, the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER). The system from MCSE will provide the...