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Acoustic chamber at Estec's test centre
From Apple's flying saucer to actual space exploration, silicon.com's sister site CNET went to take a look at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (Estec).
Pictured above is the acoustic chamber at Estec's test centre. It is employed to reproduce the noise made by rockets in order to evaluate whether satellites or other space-bound specimen can survive the intense sounds of a launch.
For a closer look at Estec's space research, see It really is rocket science inside the European Space Agency's test centre.
Photo: Daniel Terdiman/CNET