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DISCOS- Current Status and Future Developments

Flohrer, T. 1, Lemmens, S. 1, Bastida Virgili, B. 1, Krag, H. 1, Klinkrad, H. 1, Parrilla, E. 1, Sanchez, N. 1, Oliveira, J. 1, Pina, F.1
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Document details

Publishing year2013 PublisherESA Publishing typeConference Name of conference6th European Conference on Space Debris
Pagesn/a Volume
L. Ouwehand


We present ESA's Database and Information System Characterizing Objects in Space (DISCOS). DISCOS not only plays an essential role in the collision avoidance and re-entry prediction services provided by ESA's Space Debris Office, it is also providing input to numerous and very differently scoped engineering activities, within ESA and throughout industry. We introduce the central functionalities of DISCOS, present the available reporting capabilities, and describe selected data modelling features. Finally, we revisit the developments of the recent years and take a sneak preview of the on-going replacement of DISCOS web front-end.