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Caution: Space Debris - B-Roll
- Tue, Apr 23, 2013 | 05:30 - 05:40 GMT | 07:30 - 07:40 CEST
- Tue, Apr 23, 2013 | 15:00 - 15:10 GMT | 17:00 - 17:10 CEST (REPLAY)
- ESA TV Exchange - 16:9
Over 23 000 objects larger than 5-10 cm are orbiting Earth.
They result from about 4900 launches conducted since the start of the space age.
The majority of the catalogued objects originate from in-orbit break-ups - more than 240 explosions - as well as fewer than 10 known collisions.
This week at ESA's European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, the 6th European Conference on Space Debris is taking place providing a forum for the space community which is now trying to develop solutions to cope with this growing concern.
This B Roll proposes new animations and images on space debris and some options to cope with this issue.
More on ESA's space debris research: http://www.esa.int/debris
- Satellite Parameters
Eutelsat 9A at 9 degrees E, transponder 59, downlink frequency 11900.1 horizontally polarised, symbol rate 27,500 FEC 2/3.