EuroNews looks at space debris

21 September 2007

On the island of Tenerife, the Observatorio del Teide sits 2400 metres high on a volcano, intently scanning the Canarian night. Thousands of kilometres away, in Germany's North Rhine-Westphalia region, one of the world's most powerful telescopes also looks up, similarly seeking tiny targets. Both telescopes have the same mission: to find and catalogue the millions of debris fragments that swarm in orbit near the Earth.


EuroNews is a key medium for delivering international information with a European point of view and in a choice of 7 languages. Broadcast in 121 countries worldwide, EuroNews reaches 190 million households in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia and North and Latin America via cable, digital satellite and through terrestrial channels.

Broadcast times

Monday Tuesday Wed Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8:45 9:15 9:15 9:15 8:45
13:45 13:45 * 12:45 12:45
18:15 18:15 18:15 18:15 17:45 19:15
20:45 20:45
22:45 22:45
00:45 23:45

* first airing: Friday 13:45

Copyright 2000 - 2018 © European Space Agency. All rights reserved.