Space Debris Training Course 2019 prepares university students for future challenges28 May 2019 Space debris poses a serious threat to our satellites in orbit, and is a problem that is only set to get worse. To help tackle the challenge, ESA’s Education and Space Debris Offices are training the next generation of space scient...
ESA and the United Nations team up for space debris24 May 2019 Like climate change and the need for sustainable development itself, space debris is now a global concern – affecting everyone who relies on satellites in their daily life.
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.