European Space Agency / June/2021
The Incredible Adventures of the Hera Mission

Presenting Hera

Meet Hera, our very own asteroid detective. Together with two CubeSats – Milani the rock decoder and Juventas the radar visionary – Hera is off on an adventure to explore Didymos, a double asteroid system that is typical of the thousands that pose an impact risk to planet Earth.

Suitable for kids and adults alike, this episode of ‘The Incredible Adventures of Hera’ takes you on a fun and informative journey to visit Didymos together with Hera. Along the way, you will discover who the main characters are, why this mission is so important, what ESA hopes to achieve with Hera and much more.

This was a Science Office original idea, to developed the Hera Mission super-hero characters and use them to promote the mission. Our thanks to Ian Carnelli (ESA · Hera project manager) for always going along with our crazy ideas.

This video is part of a larger campaign to promote Hera. More content was produced and will be release by ESA over time. Stay tunned!

More information on ESA’s site


Executive Producer/ Mariana Barrosa, Nicole Shearer (EJR-Quartz) Art Direction and Illustration/ David Santos, Joana Santos Directing and Animation/ Rui Braz Script/ Lee Pullen  Narrator/ Olly Mann Special thanks to/ Ian Carnelli (ESA)