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ESA Operations

From Earth orbit to deep space: sharing the excitement of realtime mission operations at the European Space Agency
#WhereMissionsComeAlive 🛰🕹️
#SpaceSafety

Darmstadt, Germany

Joined on 14 November, 2008

http://www.esa.int/operations

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Replying to @ESA_Tech: High-power supercapacitors – already found within terrestrial electric cars, trains, lifts and cranes – are on their way to s…

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High-power supercapacitors – already found within terrestrial electric cars, trains, lifts and cranes – are on their way to space. Developed with @AirbusSpace, these could be used in future to provide very brief bursts of power for satellites or launchers:

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Replying to @esaoperations: "Today's bulletin from the Solar Influences Data analysis Center ( #SIDC) reports solar activity is expected to remain at…

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Our Space Weather Service Network continues to monitor the current situation. For a closer look at what's going on, check out the Network's online portal (registration needed, its free!) 👉

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C-class flares are relatively common, particularly during active times, and usually have little impact on Earth. M-class flares may start to cause limited degradation of radio communications on the sunlit side of the Earth

#SpaceCare
#SolarWarning

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Solar flares are ranked by the energy they release:

A - the smallest, least energetic flares
B
C
M
X - the largest, most energetic flares

#SpaceCare
#SolarWarning

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"Today's bulletin from the Solar Influences Data analysis Center ( #SIDC) reports solar activity is expected to remain at low levels, with a high chance of C-class flares - an isolated M-class flare remains possible," explains Alexi Glover, #SpaceWeather Service Coordinator".

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Did you know ESA has a #SpaceWeather Office?

A fundamental part, the 'Space Weather Service Network', provides timely and reliable information on solar activity and how it could effect tech and infrastructure on Earth

👉
➡️@esaspaceweather
🌞 #SpaceCare

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Quoted @esa

A group of sunspots has emerged on the Earth-facing side of the Sun, the largest of which is several times bigger than our planet, seen here today by the ESA/NASA #SOHO satellite 👉 #soho25

We see you, 25👋

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Now LEOP is complete, the control control team have handed over command and control of the satellite to @eumetsat, who will complete the final ‘orbit acquisition’ and take on responsibility for commissioning, routine operations and distribution of the mission’s vital data.

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In the days since launch, known as the Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP), the flight control team at the Agency’s Operations Centre took meticulous care of the new Sentinel.

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Quoted @esaoperations

#Sentinel6 we hear you!

The North Pole Satellite Station in Alaska has caught the spacecraft's first signals from space and is locked on to the new mission. Transmission coming into #ESOC #missioncontrol loud and clear.

#SignalAquired📶
#AOS
#AcqusitionOfSignal

Soon after, ESA’s #missioncontrol received the very first signals from the fledgling mission. This vital moment, the ‘acquisition of signal’, meant they could lock on to the satellite with ground stations across the globe and receive its data

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About an hour after a flawless launch, Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich Earth separated from the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, and for the first time it was flying on its own.

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After a spectacular launch on 21 Nov, ESA took care of the @CopernicusEU #Sentinel6 Michael Freilich satellite. During the critical early days, teams at #missioncontrol made it at home in its new environment and have now handed over control to @eumetsat

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Replying to @esa: Right now, @esaoperations ground stations are helping to fetch rocks from the lunar surface; tomorrow, they will enable new missio…

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Replying to @esa: Originally planned for a two-year mission studying our Sun, the ESA/NASA Solar & Heliospheric Observatory, 'SOHO', will mark a qua…

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Replying to @ESAcleanspace: Last days to register to @esa's 5th #spacedebris re-entry workshop! The deadline is this Friday 27 November.
Check our…

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Last days to register to @esa's 5th #spacedebris re-entry workshop! The deadline is this Friday 27 November.
Check our latest #blog post for more information:

#spacesafety

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Originally planned for a two-year mission studying our Sun, the ESA/NASA Solar & Heliospheric Observatory, 'SOHO', will mark a quarter century of scientific discovery next week 👉 #Soho25

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Replying to @ESA_Tech: These spur gears – seen here with a euro cent coin for scale – have been produced in stainless steel to space quality using o…

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These spur gears – seen here with a euro cent coin for scale – have been produced in stainless steel to space quality using only a desktop 3D printer, by ESA-supported startup TIWARI at @ESABICDarmstadt. #3Dprinting #ESATech image of the week

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Right now, @esaoperations ground stations are helping to fetch rocks from the lunar surface; tomorrow, they will enable new missions that will make the Moon a routine destination 👉 #ChangE5 #ForwardToTheMoon #ExploringFarther

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China’s #Change5 has set off for the Moon!🎉
Using signals received by #Kourou station, we helped confirm that the spacecraft safely arrived in space.

Best wishes for a successful mission! See you on the homeward journey!

#Estrack 📡
#DeepSpaceCommunication
Photo 1: CGTN

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Around 15 December, as the spacecraft returns to Earth, ESA will catch signals from the spacecraft using Maspalomas station, operated by the Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aerospacial @intaespana in Spain.

Find out more👉

#DeepSpaceCommunication📡

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The #Kourou ground station in French Guiana will track #Change5 for several hours after launch, determining exactly where the spacecraft is in order to establish communication links and verify the health of the new mission

#Estrack📡

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