2019 Aviation Week Photo Contest Finalists: New Space
Credit: Ben Cooper/Orlando, FloridaA spectacular presunrise launch of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V with AEHF-5 onboard.
Ariane Launch Sites
Credit: Stephane Corvaja/Paris A helicopter view of the ELA-4 (L'ensemble de Lancement Ariane 4) launch site, undergoing construction, which is slated to be the future Ariane 6 launch site. In the background are the ELA-3 launch site for the Ariane 5 and the ZLV launch site for the Vega launcher.
ESA's Magnetic Field Simulation Facility
Credit: Stephane Corvaja/Paris The European Space Agency's (ESA) Solar Orbiter underwent electromagnetic testing in the Magnetic Field Simulation Facility (MFSA) at IABG's space test center in Ottobrunn, Germany, on June 27, 2019. Since the 1970s, the MFSA has been instrumental in testing and qualifying a great many European satellites and spacecraft. It is the only facility of its kind in Europe. The Solar Orbiter, an ESA-led mission with NASA participation, will be launched from Cape Canaveral in 2020.
Credit: Thom Baur/Coconut Creek, FloridaAntares goes vertical in this early morning launch.
Enter the Aviation Week Network 2020 Photo Contest
The Aviation Week Network Photo Contest is the premier global competition for aerospace photography. Every year, hundreds photographers from dozens of countries submit their photos. We offer cash prizes of up to $500 and are adding a fifth category this year: The COVID-19 Challenge for telling the story of the pandemic’s effects on our industry.