FRIPON camera atop ESTEC

FRIPON camera atop ESTEC

Released

05/09/2018 10:32 am

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ESA

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Mounted at the highest point of ESA’s ESTEC technical centre in the Netherlands, this fisheye camera keeps a constant watch on the sky, looking out for bright fireballs.

This is one of a network of specially-designed cameras stretching across Europe, called the Fireball Recovery and Planetary Inter Observation Network, FRIPON. In just over a year of operations ESTEC’s FRIPON camera has spotted six fireballs – very bright meteors burning up in the atmosphere.

Find out more about the FRIPON network in this video produced for Asteroid Day 2018.

Register to visit ESTEC during our annual ESA Open Day on Sunday 7 October.

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