As we are moving closer to the Asteroid Day live broadcast on June 30th, we will release more and more detailed information about the day’s programme. We start today with an update on our friends from ESA, JAXA and NASA – the European, Japanese, and American space agencies. Don’t forget to add the day’s programme to your calendar!
First off, there is a programme block from JAXA.
JAXA’s Hayabusa-2 mission
JAXA kicks off our space agency coverage at 5.00 AM CET / GMT+2 live from Tokyo. The Japanese Space Agency is currently flying its Hayabusa-2 mission to asteroid Itokawa. The Principal Investigator of the mission Makoto Yoshikawa will give a talk about the mission and fill you in on the science behind it, its goals, expected results and what can be learnt from them.
ESA Live from Darmstadt
After some various programming, ESA will take over the channel with a segment live from the European Space Operations Centre – ESOC in Darmstadt, Germany.
At 10:30 AM CET / GMT+2, ESA’s ESOC Centre in Darmstadt, Germany will host a 90 minute long live broadcast. The programme will cover pretty much every topic of the European Space Agency’s relation to asteroids: Starting ...