ESA spaceport control room

ESA spaceport control room

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Credit: EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY,S. Corvaja/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: ESA spaceport control room. Jupiter control room at the European Space Agency (ESA) spaceport, the Centre Spatial Guyanais (CSG), in Kourou, French Guiana, South America. This is a rehearsal for the launch of the Envisat satellite. The screen shows the satellite connected to the Ariane rocket that will launch it into space. The controllers use multiple screens and computers to track data from the sensors being used to monitor the launch. This rehearsal took place on 25-26 February 2002. The actual launch occurred on 1 March 2002.

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