ESA’s oldest Earth-observer images Delhi airport

ESA’s oldest Earth-observer images Delhi airport

Plentiful parked airliners at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, usually the busiest airport in India until the COVID-19 pandemic, as seen by ESA’s oldest operational Earth observation mission, Proba-1. The image was taken by the High Resolution Camera....
BepiColombo keeping an eye on Earth

BepiColombo keeping an eye on Earth

A sequence of daily images of Earth taken by one of the MCAMs onboard BepiColombo spacecraft as it moved away from our planet after its gravity-assist flyby on 10 April 2020, on its path towards the inner Solar System and its final destination, Mercury. The first...
Views of Earth from BepiColombo’s flyby

Views of Earth from BepiColombo’s flyby

A compilation of about 200 images collected by the joint European-Japanese mission BepiColombo during its first – and only – flyby of Earth on 10 April 2020, a manoeuvre needed to adjust its trajectory en route to its destination, Mercury. The spacecraft, equipped...
BepiColombo’s final glimpses of Earth

BepiColombo’s final glimpses of Earth

Series of final glimpses of Earth on 10 and 11 April 2020, as BepiColombo moved away from our planet after the gravity-assist flyby performed in the early hours of 10 April. The images, showing Earth as a receding crescent against the darkness of space, were captured...
BepiColombo’s last close-ups of Earth

BepiColombo’s last close-ups of Earth

A sequence of images taken by one of the MCAM on board of the European-Japanese Mercury mission BepiColombo as the spacecraft zoomed past the planet during its first and only Earth flyby. Images in the sequence were taken in intervals of a few minutes from 03:03 UTC...
BepiColombo’s last views of Earth

BepiColombo’s last views of Earth

Earth and the Moon as seen by one of the selfie cameras on board of the European-Japanese Mercury-explorer BepiColombo in early March 2020. The camera (M-CAM 3) took the images from a distance of around 14 million km, during the spacecraft’s approach towards its...