Drawing of 8-year-old Ukrainian will be Put to the Space Rocket

by Anna Gayduk
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Drawing of 8-year-old Ukrainian will be Put to the Space Rocket

Yarina Zalyuzhna’s picture will decorate the European “Ariane-5” on its way to Jupiter

Eight-year-old Yarina Zalyuzhna from Zhytomyr won the international drawing competition Juice up your rocket! art competition organized by the European Space Agency (ESA). According to Suspilne news resource, her drawing of Jupiter will be applied to the Arian-5 space rocket, which is scheduled to launch in 2023.

The finalists were 12 artists from Italy, Sri Lanka, Spain, Germany, Slovakia, Switzerland, Estonia, Hungary, Israel, El Salvador, France, and Great Britain, but it was the drawing of 8-year-old Ukrainian Yarina Zakalyuzhna that won.

“The picture shows how planet Earth transfers a ship to Jupiter for its exploration, and its satellites watch what is happening. One of them is very scared, the second one is surprised, and the third fell asleep,” said Yarina Zakalyuzhna.

Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system and differs markedly from our home planet, Earth. To study it, ESA is preparing to launch a space probe called JUpiter ICy moons Explorer, or Juice for short.

The robotic probe will spend at least three years exploring the gas giant and its three largest satellites: Ganymede, Callisto, and Europa. Scientists believe that aquatic oceans are hidden beneath the surface of these icy moons.

Ariane-5 is a European single-use heavy launch investing-in-ukraine/business-opportunities/automotive/" rel="dofollow">vehicle of the Ariane family, designed to launch a payload into a low reference orbit or geo-transfer orbit. Manufactured by the European Space Agency (ESA), the main contractor is European Astrium Space Transportation (EADS). The rocket is marketed by Arianespace. The launches take place from the Kourou Cosmodrome in French Guiana. The Ariane-5 is ESA's main launch vehicle and will remain as such at least until 2021 when the Ariane-6 rocket is expected to begin its operation. 

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