The European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC) in Madrid, Spain, is home to ESA’s astrophysics and planetary missions and the place where science operations are conducted. There, RHEA has nearly 40 staff supporting ESA’s science missions including:
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Relive the moment BepiColombo passed near Earth
Our engineers in Spain generated a 360-degree virtual reality flyby simulation of a manoeuvre performed by ESA’s Mercury-bound BepiColombo spacecraft, taking you on a trip past Earth at a distance of only 12,700km!
RHEA has been involved in numerous space science missions including: Proba, Planck, Soho, Ulysses, Solar Orbiter, BepiColumbo, Mars Express, Rosetta, Gaia, LISA and LISA Pathfinder, XMM-Newton, Euclid, Plato and Cheops.