‘Space debris – a journey to Earth’ nominated for design award12 September 2018
‘Space debris – a journey to Earth’ nominated for design award12 September 2018 ‘Space debris – a journey to Earth’ takes viewers on a voyage from the outer Solar System back to our home planet, passing some of the thousands of now defunct human-made objects that surround it. Produced for the 7th European Conference on Space Debr...
Latest report on space junk06 July 2018
Latest report on space junk06 July 2018 ESA’s Annual Space Environment Report is full of facts, figures and tables that provide a detailed picture of how the space debris environment around Earth has evolved.
Asteroids and space debris come together for the first time13 June 2018 (Updated December 2018) In January 2019, ESA will hold its first-ever joint technology conference that brings together two fundamental pillars of space safety and security: the hunt for near-Earth objects, like asteroids, and the need to detect space...
Space smash: simulating when satellites collide24 April 2018
Space smash: simulating when satellites collide24 April 2018 Satellites orbiting Earth are moving at many kilometres per second – so what happens when their paths cross? Satellite collisions are rare, and their consequences poorly understood, so a new project seeks to simulate them, for better forecasting of fu...
ESA reentry expertise30 March 2018
ESA reentry expertise30 March 2018 Every week, on average, a substantial, inert satellite drops into our atmosphere and burns up. Monitoring these reentries and warning European civil authorities has become routine work for ESA’s space debris experts.
Applications now open for the Space Debris Training Course 15 January 2018
Applications now open for the Space Debris Training Course 15 January 2018 Space debris is a hazard to our satellites and spacecraft as well as a contributor to near-Earth space pollution. To help raise awareness of this issue, ESA’s Education Office is organising the first ESA Academy Space Debris Training Course.