Pictures of Spacecraft
Curiosity captured this self-portrait with the MAHLI camera on the end of the robotic arm while preparing to drill at the Book Cliffs outcrop at the Pahrump Hills field site.
This crop from HiRISE image ESP_037145_1915 may contain the Beagle 2 lander (the white spot near upper right), its parachute (center left), and back cover (lower center).
This map consists of a Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Context Camera image, colorized with data from Mars Global Surveyor's Wide-Angle Camera. The white rectangles represent the footprints of three HiRISE images that may contain Beagle 2 hardware. The cyan rectangle shows the color strip in one of those images. A "+" mark denotes the location of the possible landing site.
The bright spot on the left side of this picture is the back side of Beagle 2, slowly drifting away from Mars Express. This image, taken at 08:33 UTC on 19 December 2003, shows the Beagle 2 lander when it was about 20 meters away from Mars Express, en route to a surface landing on Mars. Beagle 2 was subsequently lost.
Simulated views of the Cassini spacecraft as it orbited Saturn Saturn in 2014--along with the real images its cameras captured at the very moments shown in the simulations. Better at HD quality.
Yutu took this photo as it toured around the lander. You can see the forklift-type ramps from which the rover deployed to the right rear of the lander.
PROCYON (PRoximate Object Close flYby with Optical Navigation) is a 50 kg-class microsatellite developed by the University of Tokyo (UT) and JAXA/ISAS (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency/Institute of Space and Astronautical Science). Launched with Hayabusa 2, its goal is to perform a close flyby of an asteroid in early 2016.
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