Workers in blue overalls and white head covers help guide Europa Clipper as a crane hoists it as part of prelaunch processing.
Source: NASA/Kim Shiflett
Published: July 8, 2024
Historical Date: May 28, 2024

Technicians inside the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida monitor movement and guide the agency’s largest planetary mission spacecraft, Europa Clipper, as a crane hoists it on a stand as part of prelaunch processing on May 28, 2024.

Slated to launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket later this year from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy, Europa Clipper will help determine if conditions exist below the surface Jupiter’s fourth largest moon, Europa that could support life.