Neliota project detects flashes from lunar impacts24 May 2017 Using a system developed under an ESA contract, the Greek Neliota project has begun to detect flashes of light caused by small pieces of rock striking the Moon's surface.
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...
Anatomy of a debris incident01 February 2017
Anatomy of a debris incident01 February 2017 A space debris avoidance manoeuvre planned for ESA’s Swarm mission proved unnecessary last week, but the close encounter highlighted the growing risk from space debris.
Asteroid sleuths go back to the future 10 January 2017
Asteroid sleuths go back to the future 10 January 2017 Careful sleuthing through decade-old images has enabled ESA’s asteroid team to decide that a newly discovered space rock poses little threat of hitting Earth any time soon.
UN recognises 30 June as Asteroid Day07 December 2016
UN recognises 30 June as Asteroid Day07 December 2016 Today, the UN officially proclaimed 30 June – the anniversary of the most momentous asteroid impact event in recorded history – as international Asteroid Day, to raise awareness of the threat and opportunity represented by these small bodies scattered...