European countries are increasingly investing into space situational awareness assets. Germany's GESTRA radar is expected to start operating in 2018. Credit: Fraunhofer FHR
Holger Krag, head of the European Space Agency’s Space Debris Office, only 60 percent of all missions currently end with a successful disposal of the satellite in line with orbital debris mitigation guidelines promulgated by the United Nations. Credit: ESA video screenshot
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Ariane 6 rocket in 64 configuration
A Europeanized Russian Soyuz rocket launches the 11th and 12th Galileo satellites from Europe’s Guiana Space Center. Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace/Optique Video du CSG/S. Martin
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Artist's concept of Galileo satellites in formation. Credit: OHB
David Parker, U.K. Space Agency chief executive. Credit: UKSA
Spire Chief Executive Peter Platzer
Space debris objects, which are not in scale, in Earth orbit. Credit: ESA/European Space Operations Centre
Ariane 6 rocket in 64 configuration
Alain Ratier Eumetsat
Johann-Dietrich Woerner
Ariane 6 rocket in 64 configuration
Meteosat-7 Indian Ocean imagery
Rosetta image of Imhotep region on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

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