European Space Agency / October 2023
Testing times – The incredible adventures of the Hera mission

Do Hera and her CubeSats have the right stuff to explore space? Before launch they need to prove it, with a round of testing at the ESTEC Test Centre in the Netherlands – Europe’s largest satellite test facility. Suitable for kids and adults alike, the fifth episode of ‘The Incredible Adventures of Hera’ explains all the tests that Hera has to go through, using facilities that simulate every aspect of launch and spaceflight – from vibration to noise, temperature extremes and space-grade vacuum!

Executive Producer/ Mariana Barrosa Art Direction and Illustration/ David Santos Directing and Animation/ Rui Braz Script/ Lee Pullen, Mariana Barrosa, Sean Blair  Narrator/ Olly Mann Special thanks to/ Ian Carnelli (ESA) and Patrick Michel (Côte d’Azur Observatory)