ESA unveiled its BepiColombo probe July 6 in The Netherlands. Shown above is the  Mercury Transfer Module (sitting on top of a cone-shaped adapter, and with one folded solar array visible to the right); the Mercury Planetary Orbiter (with the folded solar array seen towards the left, with red protective cover), and the Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter (MMO).
The Mercury Magnetospheric Orbiter's Sunshield and Interface Structure (MOSIF) that will protect the MMO during the cruise to Mercury is sitting on the floor to the right. Credit: ESA
Galileo navigation satellite. Credit: ESA
Vulcain 2 engine Ariane 5 Philippe Stroppa / Safran
Space Rider aims to provide Europe with an affordable, independent, reusable end-to-end integrated space transportation system for routine access and return from low orbit. It will be used to transport payloads for an array of applications, orbit altitudes and inclinations. Credit: ESA
Magali Vaissiere, ESA's director of telecommunications and integrated applications (far left)  with Thales Alenia Space CEO Jean Loic Galle; Newtec CEO Thomas Van den Driessche; and Avanti Communications CEO David Williams at the Paris Air and Space Show on June 21. Credit: ESA
LISA illustration
Credit: NASA
MRO Schiaparelli image
Europa. Credit: NASA
Galileo launch
A concept of  the European Space Agency's ExoMars Rover. Credit: European Space Agency/AOES Medialab artist's concept
Juice's trajectory to Jupiter will include gravity-assist flybys of the Callisto and Ganymede moons, and two close-in flybys of the Europa moon. At the end of the mission, Juice is expected to spend eight months dedicated to the study of Ganymede. Credit: ESA
ESA’s contribution to NASA’s Orion spacecraft is the European Service Module, designed to provide the spacecraft’s propulsion, electrical power, water and thermal control. The propulsion qualification model, designed by Airbus Defence and Space, was assembled by OHB Sweden. Credit: ESA
AIM ESA Cubesats Asteroids
LISA illustration
Norbert Barthle Germany

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