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Mariner 2 illustration. NASA public domain image colelction.

Mariner 2 illustration. NASA public domain image colelction.

Illustration of Mariner 2, a modified Ranger block I design. Public domain photograph of a satellite, space exploration, NASA artwork, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

SBIRS-GEO 3

SBIRS-GEO 3

SBIRS-GEO early warning satellite (artist impression)

Pioneer 10 images the sun

Pioneer 10 images the sun

Artist's impression of the Pioneer 10 space probe (1972—) imaging the Sun from the orbit of Neptune. Artist's description: "On ABC's 'Nightline' I heard a report Pioneer 10 would try to image the Sun among the ... More

Lun IR 1648 (1088920313808)
Mooncolony, NASA Apollo program

Mooncolony, NASA Apollo program

Artist's rendering of an envisioned lunar mining facility. Just a few kilometers from the Apollo 17 Taurus Littrow landing site, a lunar mining facility harvests oxygen from the resource-rich volcanic soil of t... More

Mars Excursion Module. NASA public domain image colelction.

Mars Excursion Module. NASA public domain image colelction.

Artist's conception of the Mars Excursion Module (MEM) proposed in a NASA Study in 1964. Dixon, Franklin P. (June 12, 1964). "Summary Presentation: Study of a Manned Mars Excursion Module". Proceeding of the Sy... More

Astrobiology-Field-Lab
Amazing stories 196202 - A magazine cover with a space shuttle on the cover

Amazing stories 196202 - A magazine cover with a space shuttle on the ...

Cover of Amazing Stories, February 1962 Public domain scan of a magazine cover, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Concept Mars colony. NASA public domain image colelction.

Concept Mars colony. NASA public domain image colelction.

Artist impression of a Mars settlement with cutaway view. Deutsch: Eine künstlerische Impression der Besiedlung des Mars in Schnittansicht.

Explorer-21 image. NASA public domain image colelction.

Explorer-21 image. NASA public domain image colelction.

Artist's vision of satellite Explorer 21 (IMP-B) on earth's orbit. Polski: Wizja artystyczna satelity Explorer 21 (IMP-B) na orbicie okołoziemskiej.

QuikScat. NASA public domain image colelction.

QuikScat. NASA public domain image colelction.

Artist conception of the QuikSCAT satellite Public domain photograph of a satellite, space exploration, NASA artwork, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Biocosmos. NASA public domain image colelction.

Biocosmos. NASA public domain image colelction.

An artist's concept of a Cosmos satellite in orbit. NASA's description page lists the bion satellites from Bion 3 to Bion 9 (spanning 1975 to 1989). I do not know why the others are not mentioned.

Altair-Lander - A group of people standing on top of a moon

Altair-Lander - A group of people standing on top of a moon

Three crew members work in the area of their lunar lander on the lunar surface in this NASA artist's rendering. Please note that this artwork is not precise. NASA currently is seeking input from industry expert... More

Model of Mariner 2 spacecraft (GRC-1964-C-70182)

Model of Mariner 2 spacecraft (GRC-1964-C-70182)

A model of the Mariner-2 spacecraft. Note that source incorrectly identifies this as Mariner-C, but that series had four solar arrays.

Moon colony with rover, NASA Apollo program

Moon colony with rover, NASA Apollo program

This artist's concept of a lunar base and extra-base activity was revealed during a 1986 Summer Study on possible future activities for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. A roving vehicle simila... More

Wake Shield Facility - artist's impression

Wake Shield Facility - artist's impression

Polski: Wypuszczenie satleity Wake Shield Facility (WSF) z wahadłowca kosmiczneg - wizja artystyczna. English: Wake Shield Facility (WSF) satellite released from space shuttle - artist's impression. The Wake Sh... More

Lunar IceCube 1644 (1088920311408)
Viking Orbiter releasing the lander

Viking Orbiter releasing the lander

Artist's impression of the Viking Orbiter spacecraft. Artist's description: "The Viking Orbiter spacecraft releases the aeroshell clad lander near the 'high point' of it's orbit around Mars. The planet is shown... More

Space Technology 5
HLS spacecraft. NASA public domain image colelction.

HLS spacecraft. NASA public domain image colelction.

Concept image of an Artemis Human Landing System approaching the lunar surface. Русский: Концепция корабля HLS в апреле 2020 года

SHUTTLE-CENTAUR. NASA public domain image colelction.

SHUTTLE-CENTAUR. NASA public domain image colelction.

Project Art: The Centaur Version for the Space Shuttle after it‘s deployment from the Space Shuttle Corgo Bay. On top of the Centaur you can see the Ulysses Spaceprobe. (Ulysses used later a IUS/Pam-S upper sta... More

Cosmos 389 ELINT by Brian W. McMullin, 1982

Cosmos 389 ELINT by Brian W. McMullin, 1982

Cosmos 389 ELINT by Brian W. McMullin, 1982: This 1982 work shows the Cosmos 389 satellite, which was launched in December 1970 and performed electronic intelligence (ELINT) missions. Cosmos 389 was the first ... More

L Pnosunm

L Pnosunm

NASA Lunar Prosepector taken from NASA website: lunar.arc.nasa.gov/project/images/LPnosunm.jpg

Human landing system and its crew on lunar crater

Human landing system and its crew on lunar crater

Artist’s concept of a human landing system and its crew on a lunar crater with Earth near the horizon.

Human Landing System Stand In. NASA public domain image colelction.

Human Landing System Stand In. NASA public domain image colelction.

a render of a stand-in human landing system for the Artemis Program. This render exists so that NASA can have a placeholder render before they pick the final HLS design

SIm rendition3. NASA public domain image colelction.

SIm rendition3. NASA public domain image colelction.

Artist's Conception of Space Interferometry Mission Public domain photograph of a satellite, space exploration, NASA artwork, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description Public domain ph... More

Team Miles (1069898318977)
CALIPSO and CloudSat Satellites (4311462365)

CALIPSO and CloudSat Satellites (4311462365)

These two satellites fly just 15 seconds apart making complementary measurements of clouds and aerosols on Earth.

HD.6D.249 (10823406193)

HD.6D.249 (10823406193)

Artist's conception of the US Navy's Transit navigational satellite. For more information or additional images, please contact 202-586-5251.

TDRS gen3 (2)

TDRS gen3 (2)

Illustration of the third generation of TDRS communications satellites.

NASA’s Roman and ESA’s Euclid Will Team Up To Investigate Dark Energy (SVS14375 - Euclid-Roman Graphic Final)

NASA’s Roman and ESA’s Euclid Will Team Up To Investigate Dark Energy ...

Euclid (left) is a medium-class ESA mission. The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope (right) is an upcoming NASA flagship mission. Both will study the history of the universe and bring new insight to the mystery... More

Antimatter Rocket. NASA public domain image colelction.

Antimatter Rocket. NASA public domain image colelction.

This is an artist's rendition of an antimatter propulsion system. Matter - antimatter arnihilation offers the highest possible physical energy density of any known reaction substance.

Shuttle-C with open Cargo doors in earth orbit

Shuttle-C with open Cargo doors in earth orbit

Full Description: In this 1989 artist's concept, the Shuttle-C floats in space with its cargo bay doors open. As envisioned by Marshall Space Flight Center plarners, the Shuttle-C would be an unmanned heavy li... More

Solar Dynamics Observatory -Artist's Concept- (3797161573)

Solar Dynamics Observatory -Artist's Concept- (3797161573)

The Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft, shown above the earth as it faces toward the Sun. (Artist concept.) Credit: NASA CI Lab/Chris Meany When NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) leaves Earth in Novem... More

Lun IR (1069898323777)
Deep-drill Lander

Deep-drill Lander

Denna bild kommer från NASA, källa [1]

G SA KOMPSAT-3A 01

G SA KOMPSAT-3A 01

한국어: 아리랑위성 3A호 상상도 English: An artist rendering of the KOMPSAT-3A.

Telescope-KeplerSpacecraft-20130103-717260main pia11824-full

Telescope-KeplerSpacecraft-20130103-717260main pia11824-full

Artist's concept of the Kepler spacecraft. Public domain photograph - night sky, astronomy, universe, space, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Lun IR 1 (1088920371408)
SAGE Satellite (4312199102)
G SA-COMS 01

G SA-COMS 01

An artist rendering of the COMS-1. 한국어: 천리안 위성 임무 수행 상상도

GOES 4-7 (29206033753)
GOES-16-GOES East with Earth in Background (46234058505)

GOES-16-GOES East with Earth in Background (46234058505)

Artist rendering of GOES-16 satellite with full disk GeoColor GOES-16 (GOES East) satellite imagery in the background.

Cover (36860732126)

Cover (36860732126)

Artist's rendering of the JPSS-1 satellite in orbit. JPSS-1 is first in a series of Joint Polar Satellite System spacecraft. Its mission is to gather vital scientific data about the land, oceans, and atmosphe... More

New horizons (NASA)

New horizons (NASA)

Artist's impression of New Horizons spacecraft fly-by of Pluto Русский: Пролёт космического аппарата «Новые горизонты» близ Плутона в представлении художника

Spac 0556 - Flickr - NOAA Photo Library

Spac 0556 - Flickr - NOAA Photo Library

Graphic of NOAA-N polar-orbiting spacecraft.

Thinking Inside the Box, Launching Into Space

Thinking Inside the Box, Launching Into Space

Artist's concept of the Intelligent Payload Experiment (IPEX) and M-Cubed/COVE-2, two NASA Earth-orbiting cube satellites ("CubeSats") that were launched as part of the NROL-39 GEMSat mission from California's ... More

TRAAC (330-PSA-262-61, USN 710980, 21836863865) (cropped)

TRAAC (330-PSA-262-61, USN 710980, 21836863865) (cropped)

330-PSA-262-61 (USN 710980): Transit IV-B, Navy navigational satellite and its pickaback rider Transit Research and Altitude Control (TRAAC), an experiment in altitude stabilization by use of the Earth’s gravi... More

Cu SP (1069898321377)
G SA KOMPS-5 01

G SA KOMPS-5 01

한국어: 아리랑위성 5호 상상도 English: An artist rendering of the KOMPSAT-5.

GOES 13-15 (29719204772)
TIROS, ESSA, ITOS, NOAA

TIROS, ESSA, ITOS, NOAA

Diagram showing progression of meteorological satellites from TIROS I to TIROS-N

XRISM Reveals Its First Look at X-ray Cosmos (SVS14492 - XRISM Spacecraft)

XRISM Reveals Its First Look at X-ray Cosmos (SVS14492 - XRISM Spacecr...

XRISM, shown in this artist’s concept, is an X-ray mission studying some of the most energetic objects in the universe. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab

MC-2941 Wideband Global SATCOM Satellite

MC-2941 Wideband Global SATCOM Satellite

Drawing of the U.S. Military's Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellites; both the Block I and Block II versions of the WGS are illustrated.

Spac 0576 - Flickr - NOAA Photo Library
DMSP Block-5D2
MSR-Artist Concept. NASA public domain image colelction.

MSR-Artist Concept. NASA public domain image colelction.

Public domain photograph of a satellite, space exploration, NASA artwork, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Project Deimos - Mars Surface Base

Project Deimos - Mars Surface Base

Project Deimos: Mars base surface Español: Proyecto Deimos: base en la superficie de Marte Galego: Proxecto Deimos: base na superficie de Marte

Suntower. NASA public domain image colelction.

Suntower. NASA public domain image colelction.

Public domain photograph of a satellite, space exploration, NASA artwork, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Bio Sentinel (1069898285377)
DSCS-3

DSCS-3

Defense Satellite Communications System Primary function: Worldwide, long-haul communications. Dimensions: Phase III — rectangular body, 6 ft. x 6 ft. x 7 ft., 38 ft. span with solar arrays deployed. Weight: P... More

DARPA Phoenix concept 2

DARPA Phoenix concept 2

An artist's concept of DARPA's Phoenix harvesting and repurposing communications equipment.

HD.6D.218 (10822737634)

HD.6D.218 (10822737634)

SNAP-19... When NASA puts an experimental Nimbus-B weather into orbit late in 1967, two SNAP-19 isotopic generators will be aboard to provide power for the instrumentation. For more information or additional ... More

TDRS gen1 (2)

TDRS gen1 (2)

Illustration of the first generation of TDRS communications satellites.

Wideband Global SATCOM

Wideband Global SATCOM

WGS is a joint Air Force and Army program intended to provide essential communications services to U.S. warfighters, allies, and coalition partners during all levels of conflict short of nuclear war. It is the... More

Human landing system and its crew on the lunar surface

Human landing system and its crew on the lunar surface

Artist’s concept of a human landing system and its crew on the lunar surface with Earth near the horizon.

Bio Sentinel 1 (1088920352208)
Lunar IceCube (1069898326177)
Cu SP (1069898280577)
FORTE

FORTE

Fast On-orbit Rapid Recording of Transient Events (FORTE) satellite

G SA KOMPS-1 01

G SA KOMPS-1 01

한국어: 아리랑위성1호 상상도 English: An artist rendering of the KOMPSAT-1.

GOES 8-12 (29206033723)
GOES-R Spacecraft on Night Sky (14398636554)

GOES-R Spacecraft on Night Sky (14398636554)

Artist’s rendering of the GOES-R spacecraft. Credit: NOAA/Lockheed Martin (public domain)

TIMED

TIMED

TIMED Satellite

TIROS-N through NOAA-16

TIROS-N through NOAA-16

Graphic of operational life of various satellites of the NOAA-N design

Wagon train on the Moon

Wagon train on the Moon

Wagon train at the Moon's w:Vallis Schroteri, NASA ID S88-33693 Exploration Imagery

NISAR Front Tilt 2022

NISAR Front Tilt 2022

NISAR will measure Earth’s changing ecosystems, dynamic surfaces, and ice masses providing information about biomass, natural hazards, sea level rise, and groundwater, and will support a host of other applicat... More

NISAR Side NoTilt 2022

NISAR Side NoTilt 2022

NISAR will measure Earth’s changing ecosystems, dynamic surfaces, and ice masses providing information about biomass, natural hazards, sea level rise, and groundwater, and will support a host of other applicat... More

PIA07923 modest. NASA public domain image colelction.

PIA07923 modest. NASA public domain image colelction.

Artist's Concept of Deep Impact's Encounter with Comet Tempel 1. This artist's concept shows us the first time Deep Impact encountered a comet – Tempel 1 in July 2005. Deep Impact, now in an extended mission ca... More

Luna H Map 1 (1088920378608)
Luna H Map (1069898287777)
MOIRE 1

MOIRE 1

Français : Dessin d'artiste du projet de satellite de reconnaissance optique Membrane Optic Imager Real-Time Exploitation (MOIRE) lancé en 2010 par la DARPA, Ball Aerospace & Technologies et Northrop Grumman. ... More

Aether Winter 2023 Cover (8238641)

Aether Winter 2023 Cover (8238641)

Aether Winter 2023 Cover - Physical Printed Version contains error in the credits under Illustrator. The Illustrator/Designer for this product is Trevor Ihrke, Public Affairs office, United States Space Command

HD.6D.462 (10947384003)

HD.6D.462 (10947384003)

Second successful use of atomic energy in space is depicted in this drawing of the transit 4B and TRAAC satellite in orbit. For more information or additional images, please contact 202-586-5251.

UFO satellite 2

UFO satellite 2

UFO satellite

NASA ASV-P02 Searcher

NASA ASV-P02 Searcher

An illustration of a spacecraft powered by nuclear thermal propulsion.

GPS Satellite NASA art-iif.crop

GPS Satellite NASA art-iif.crop

Public domain photograph of a satellite, space exploration, NASA artwork, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

KH-9 HEXAGON satellite - A diagram of the hexagon system

KH-9 HEXAGON satellite - A diagram of the hexagon system

Artist conception of KH-9 HEXAGON satellite, declassified and released by NRO on 17 September 2011.

Luna H Map 1646 (1088920337808)
Lun IR (1069898294977)
G SA KOMPS-3 01

G SA KOMPS-3 01

An artist rendering of the KOMPSAT-3. 한국어: 아리랑위성 3호 상상도

GOES 8 Spac0255

GOES 8 Spac0255

Graphic of GOES-I, the first of the GOES-NEXT spacecraft became GOES 8 after a successful launch on April 13, 1994.

Jason-3 Rendition (24254382861)
TDRS gen3 (1)

TDRS gen3 (1)

Illustration of the third generation of TDRS communications satellites.

Mars-express-volcanoes-sm

Mars-express-volcanoes-sm

Illustration of ESA's Mars Express spacecraft

Layers of the Atmosphere (29796720046)
Mightysat 2

Mightysat 2

Air Force experimental MightySat II in orbit (artist's impression)

NISAR Side Tilt 2022

NISAR Side Tilt 2022

NISAR will measure Earth’s changing ecosystems, dynamic surfaces, and ice masses providing information about biomass, natural hazards, sea level rise, and groundwater, and will support a host of other applicat... More

Nimbus-3
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