Category: ESA

Ariane 6 launch pad under construction by Eur…

Ariane 6 launch pad under construction

Ariane 6 launch pad under construction

by European Space Agency

The launch pad is 28.5 m deep and 200 m wide, formed with enough concrete to fill 67 Olympic sized swimming pools – approximately 167,500 cubic metres. It comprises a 700 tonne steel launch table that supports Ariane 6. Steel deflectors funnel the fiery plumes of Ariane 6 at liftoff into the exhaust tunnels buried deep under the launch table. Four lightning protection masts, and a water tower for deluge systems are also part of the launch pad.


Credits: CNES 2019

Cone Nebula NGC 2264.

Cone Nebula NGC 2264.

Credit: NASA, H Ford, G Illingworth, M Clampin, G Hartig, the ACS Science Team and ESA

Cone Nebula NGC 2264.

Cone Nebula NGC 2264.

Credit: NASA, H Ford, G Illingworth, M Clampin, G Hartig, the ACS Science Team and ESA

back-to-the-stars-again: Elliptical Galaxy; NG…

back-to-the-stars-again:

Elliptical Galaxy; NGC 1132.

Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Hertiage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration

back-to-the-stars-again: Elliptical Galaxy; NG…

back-to-the-stars-again:

Elliptical Galaxy; NGC 1132.

Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Hertiage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration

Core of the Crab Nebula.

Core of the Crab Nebula.

Credit: NASA, ESA
Acknowledgment: J Hesyer, M Weisskopf

Core of the Crab Nebula.

Core of the Crab Nebula.

Credit: NASA, ESA
Acknowledgment: J Hesyer, M Weisskopf

back-to-the-stars-again: Spiral Galaxy; M81. …

back-to-the-stars-again:

Spiral Galaxy; M81.

Credit: NASA, ESA, The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

back-to-the-stars-again: Spiral Galaxy; M81. …

back-to-the-stars-again:

Spiral Galaxy; M81.

Credit: NASA, ESA, The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Star Cluster Bursting Into Life.

Star Cluster Bursting Into Life.

Credit: NASA, ESA, The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration
Acknowledgement: J Maiz Appelaniz