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DISCOS database and Web interface

Hernández De La Torre, C. 1, Pina Caballero, F. 1, Sánchez Ortiz, N. 1, Sdunnus, H. 1, Klinkrad, H.1
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Document details

Publishing year2001 PublisherESA Publishing typeConference Name of conference3rd European Conference on Space Debris
Pagesn/a Volume
H. Lacoste


In order to support Space Debris studies the European Space Agency is maintaining a Database and Information System Characterising Objects in Space (DISCOS), run by the Space Debris Group at the Mission Analysis Section of ESOC, Darmstadt. This database contains characteristic information on all objects ever launched into space since Sputnik 1, as well as other related information, including images, which can be accessed via a Web interface. This interface also allows users to use ESA's MASTER model and Sattrack satellite tracking tool, to download the DISPAD reports, to request solar and geomagnetic activity data or use a set of drawing tools. The main features of the DISCOS database and its interface are here presented.