Workers on a raised platform move the Europa Clipper's high gain antenna, which is covered in aluminum colored protective material.
Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Published: September 6, 2023
Historical Date: August 14, 2023

Engineers and technicians install a 10-foot (3-meter) high-gain antenna on NASA's Europa Clipper spacecraft on Aug. 14, 2023. The orbiter is being assembled in the High Bay 1 clean room of the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). The precision-engineered dish was attached to the spacecraft in carefully choreographed stages over the course of several hours. Europa Clipper will need the huge antenna to transmit data hundreds of millions of miles back to Earth.