Mission control ‘saves science’

May 17, 2019 Off By readly




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 of our planet, but it’s teams on the ground at ESA’s Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany, that keep these explorers afloat.

Source of this (above) article: https://phys.org/news/2019-05-mission-science.html