05/09/2018 10:32 am
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.
Register to visit ESTEC during our annual ESA Open Day on Sunday 7 October.
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