ESOC | European Space Operations Centre

Darmstadt

Control room at ESOC info

This and last year i had the chance to visit ESOC, the European Space Operations Centre, three times.


Located in Darmstadt since 1967 the people there have flown more than 70 missions, including Giotto, Huygens and Rosetta.


When i am there i always learn a lot about spacecraft and satellites and how useful the data from these ESA missions are.


The images where made during the social media events accompanying the launch of Sentinel-2B and 3B, the „Night of the stars“, at EUMETSAT and at the exhibition „Rosetta - Europas Kometenjäger“.


More information about ESA and ESOC: https://www.esa.int/ESA.

Guy with "Sentinerds"-shirt and mascot (Launch event for Sentinel-3B) info
Fully functional rocket models from @spaceholgar with the little mouse (Sentinel-2B launch event) info
Satellite (Sentinel-2B launch event) info
Minion in the control room info
Counting cups of tea at the control room for planetary missions info
Selfie props at the Sentinel-2B social media event info
NASA/ Apollo-bomberjacket info
Logos of former missions at the entry of the main control room info
Main control room info
Main control room info
Main control room info
Main control room info
EUMETSAT control room info
Clock in the control room of EUMETSAT info
Displays reflected at EUMETSAT info
Security advice at EUMETSAT info
Control room for planetary missions, ESA/ESOC info
Display at ESOC
Control room at ESOC
Model of a satellite, ESOC info
Testing equipment, ESOC info
Testing equipment, ESOC info
Testing equipment, ESOC info
Testing euipment for the BepiColombo-mission, ESOC info
The original technique used in BepiColombo duplicated in Darmstadt for testing issues (ESA/ESOC) info
Night impressions from ESOC info
Model of the ISS in the staircase of ESOCs press centre info
Night impressions from ESOC info
Sentinel-2B and moon, ESOC Darmstadt info
Night impressions from ESOC info
Rosetta mission: An exhibition at the "Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt" about the mission to the comet Tschurjumow-Gerassimenko info
Live transmission from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana showing the sucessful launch of Sentinel-2B (ESOC, Darmstadt) info
After the launch of Sentinel-2B in the press centre (ESOC, Darmstadt) info
Late night diner after the satellites launch (ESOC, Darmstadt) info
Going home: Outside ESOC at five in the morning info
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