ESA title

Accidents and Asteroids

Date: Tue, Apr 22, 2014 | 06:30 - 06:40 GMT | 08:30 - 08:40 CEST

Replay: Tue, Apr 22, 2014 | 15:00 - 15:10 GMT | 17:00 - 17:10 CEST

Type: ESA TV Exchange

There are an estimated 20,000 asteroids near Earth and this is only one of the areas in which our Planet is vulnerable. In 2009, ESA launched its Space Situational Awareness Programme - to focus on three main areas of Hazard: Space weather, Near earth objects and Space Surveillance and tracking.

This video explains the current status to protect ourselves from impacts from space. It includes interviews with Heiner Klinkrad, Head of Space Debris Office, ESA and Detlef Koschny, NEO Segment Manager, ESA.

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Satellite Parameters: Eutelsat 9A at 9 degrees E, transponder 59, downlink frequency 11900.1 horizontally polarised, symbol rate 27,500 FEC 2/3.