The Earth is surrounded by a cloud of space debris. This material ranges from dead satellites and upper stages of launchers, to fragments of material and even flecks of paint… and all this junk could do enormous damage to operational spacecraft.
On 18 April 2017, experts from around the world will be meeting at ESA’s European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) at Darmstadt in Germany for the 7th European Conference on Space Debris.
Delegates will discuss the extent of the debris problem and what can be done to ensure that satellites we rely on – providing us with services such as navigation, TV and weather forecasting – can operate in the future without elevated risks.
Watch live webcasts from ESOC, Darmstadt: Keynote address with Don Kessler 18 April and press briefing with findings on 21 April.