Mission control 'saves science'17 May 2019
Mission control 'saves science'17 May 2019 Every minute, ESA’s Earth observation satellites gather dozens of gigabytes of data about our planet – enough information to fill the pages on a 100-metre long bookshelf. Flying in low-Earth orbits, these spacecraft are continuously taking the pulse o...
Recognising sustainable behaviour06 May 2019
Recognising sustainable behaviour06 May 2019 Solving the growing problem of space debris will require everyone who flies rockets and satellites to adhere to sustainable practices, which doesn’t always happen. Now there will be a way to recognise those who do.
Rocket break-up provides rare chance to test debris formation12 April 2019 The discarded ‘upper stage’ from a rocket launched almost ten years ago has recently crumbled to pieces.
Hundreds of impacts crater ESA’s Columbus science laboratory23 January 2019
Hundreds of impacts crater ESA’s Columbus science laboratory23 January 2019 On 6 September 2018, the 17-metre arm attached to humankind’s most distant outpost began to move. Its instructions were to survey the spaceship’s European science laboratory for signs of impact damage from marauding bits of space rock or space debris.
‘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.