8th European Conference on Space Debris
ESA WEB TV
As we launch more to space than ever before, the threat from space debris gets ever greater. About 28,210 debris objects are currently tracked by Space Surveillance Networks, but millions more are thought to reside in earth orbit. Ranging from 1mm to more than 10cm in size, these debris can cause serious damage to operational satellites and other spacecrafts in case of collision. So how do we mitigate the risks? Join us for the launch of ESA’s European Conference on Space Debris, where experts and policy makers will discuss the challenges and the solutions to space debris, with one key message: it is time to act. The event will be kicked off by Tim Flohrer, Head of ESA's Space Debris Office, followed by remarks from ESA’s new Director General Josef Aschbacher on this topic of global concern. Rolf Densing, Director of ESA’s ESOC Operations Centre - and home of the Agency’s Space Safety programme - will then set out his welcome address, followed by the world premiere of ESA’s new space debris movie, “Time to Act”, introduced by Stijn Lemmens. ESA's Head of Space Safety, Holger Krag, will close with his keynote address all about ESA’s response to the space debris challenge.