instantreality 1.0


Space Debris Visualization

January 27th, 2010

With more and more man-made objects orbiting the Earth – most of them junk and high velocity debris – space travel and maintaining satellite orbits is becoming increasingly problematic. To illustrate the dangers of the more than 12000 tracked (and 600000 estimated) objects, ESA uses InstantReality to visualize the distribution and temporal variation of these objects. The results can be viewed either in real time, but they have also been compiled into an informative video, which is available at the ESOC in Darmstadt.

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