Researchers stand next to Europa Clipper’s high gain antenna, which is taller than a person and is painted dark black, as they prepare to move it into a testing facility.
Source: NASA/David C. Bowman
Published: August 4, 2022

Researchers at Langley prepare to move the high gain antenna (HGA) for Europa Clipper into the Experimental Test Range (ETR) at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. The HGA recently underwent testing at the ETR. There, researchers assessed its ability to precisely beam data from the spacecraft back to Earth. The HGA is pictured here arriving in March. It spent time at the ETR in March and April, and again in June and July.