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.
ESA joins reentry campaign06 November 2017
ESA joins reentry campaign06 November 2017 ESA experts will host an international campaign to monitor the reentry of a spacecraft expected early next year.
Call for a sustainable future in space21 April 2017
Call for a sustainable future in space21 April 2017 With more than 750 000 pieces of dangerous debris now orbiting Earth, the urgent need for coordinated international action to ensure the long-term sustainability of spaceflight is a major finding from Europe’s largest-ever conference on space debris.
European conference on space debris risks and mitigation04 April 2017 The 7th European Conference on Space Debris, to be held 18–21 April at ESA’s Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, will provide a unique forum for leading scientists, engineers, managers, space operators, industry, academia and policy-makers...