Sentinel-5P simulation training at ESOC 7 Sep 2017. Credit: ESA
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ESOC readies for Sentinel-5P

Operations Manager Daniel Mesples on the training and preparations for 5P launch at ESA’s ESOC mission control centre in Germany.

Magnitude for Florence Credit: ESA

Spotting asteroid Florence

Asteroid 3122 Florence was discovered in 1981. It’s named in honour of Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), the founder of modern nursing. With a diameter of ~4.3 km, Florence is among the largest of the near-Earth asteroids. ESA’s Rüdiger...

One of the first star tracker images acquired as part of an experimental campaign to determine if the star trackers can spot asteroids. Credit: ESA CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

LISA Pathfinder hunts asteroids

This tiny, perfect mission has not only proven the technology needed to detect gravity waves in the future full LISA mission, it has also gone looking for asteroids!

Impact visualisation Credit: ESA

Search & download

The proceedings from the 7th European Conference on Space Debris are now online, fully searchable and downloadable

TGO short summer break

On 25 June, TGO will suspend its aerobraking campaign until the end of August due to Mars' conjunction with the Sun.