The European Space Agency’s (ESA) future Jupiter exploration JUICE spacecraft, which will look for signs of life on the ice-covered satellites of the Jupiter system, is testing the space environment in a large space simulator for the first time. ESA facilities in the Netherlands. During the one-month test event, the spacecraft built by the European aerospace giant Airbus will experience extreme temperature, vacuum and radiation cycles, similar to those experienced on its journey to Jupiter.
is equipped with a set of remote sensing instruments, and Juice will make detailed observations of Jupiter and its three huge ocean moons-Europa, Callisto, and Europa-to find possible chemical characteristics of life. Tereza Pultarova
First look at the SLS rocket in the
launch configuration. Space Launch System. The center stage of the rocket has dropped to the launch pad between the two solid rocket boosters.
(Image source: NASA)
Monday, June 14, 2021: The
engineers at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida assembled the three main components of the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket for the first time in a launch configuration. This rocket can generate more than 8.8 million pounds of thrust and will power the Artemis I mission, which will launch later this year and will test an unmanned Orion module before the first manned mission to the moon. moon, on Friday 2023
, the team working on the iconic vehicle assembly building lowered the center stage from 212 feet (65 m) to a mobile launch between two smaller solid rocket boosters on the platform, then fixed the booster at the core level.
The 212 foot (65 m) tall
stage arrived at the Kennedy Space Center in late April this year after undergoing a series of tests at the Stennis Space Center.