NASA mission "Europa Clipper" relies on red-white-red technology
Jupiter's moon Europa is covered by a layer of water ice several kilometers thick. Beneath it is a vast ocean of liquid water. Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California (USA) suspect that conditions there could make life possible.
Scientists and technicians there are working on the "Europa Clipper" probe, which is being rotated and turned for this purpose using special equipment from Vienna. In addition, a specially equipped high-tech container developed by RUAG Space Austria ensures safe transport from the production facility in California to one of the US spaceports. "Our container is a mobile mini clean room that meets the highest standards of safety and cleanliness," says Andreas Buhl, managing director of RUAG Space Austria, which claims to be Austria's largest space technology company with around 250 employees.