Satellite thrusters.

Satellite thrusters.

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Credit: MARK WILLIAMSON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Attitude control thrusters on a communications satellite used to control the pointing direction of the satellite in orbit. The pair in the image are mounted on a full-scale model of the European Space Agency's Alphasat platform on display at the 2014 Farnborough Air Show. Also visible in the image are solar cell arrays at top and thermal radiator panels below.

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Keywords: air show, alphasat, arrays, attitude, cell, control, display, engine, engineering, engines, esa, european space agency, farnborough, model, pair, panels, radiator, rocket, satellite, solar, technology, thermal, thrusters, uk

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