The PS10 and PS20 power plants of the Solúcar Complex in Spain — the largest solar energy complex in Europe — are an impressive combination of brilliant engineering, staggering size, and stunning appearance.
In what looks more like drone photography than space-based data, this sub-metre imagery, with its dramatic shadows, is worth a double take.
The fields of heliostat mirrors that you see below reflect the sun's light back toward receivers at the top of the towers. From nearer to the ground, bathed in a white light, these towers almost look as though they could be signaling a mothership…
Deimos-1 and -2 archived and tasking data are available under the ESA Third Party Mission programme upon submission of a project proposal.
Imagery captured from Deimos Imaging's Deimos-2 satellite.