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Image: Sterilising an antenna for Mars

A ground penetrating radar antenna for ESA's ExoMars 2020 rover being pre-cleaned in an ultra-cleanroom environment in preparation for its sterilisation process, in an effort to prevent terrestrial microbes coming along for ...

dateJun 27, 2018 in Space Exploration
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A deep space communications hub in the desert

When NASA engineers were looking for a place to build a network of large radio antennas in the 1950s, they knew they needed somewhere quiet. They were going to build a series of antennas with huge parabolic dishes and receivers ...

dateJun 15, 2018 in Space Exploration
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