ESOC and EUMETSAT, Darmstadt

EUMETSAT

ESOC and EUMETSAT, Darmstadt

EUMETSAT
Meteosat 2nd Gen
 

EUMETSAT:

EUMETSAT stands for European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellite and is the European operational satellite agency monitoring weather, climate, and the environment from space. Headquartered in Darmstadt, EUMETSAT boasts of an impressive and state-of-the-art campus from which weather data is collected and further used for weather forecasting and environmental monitoring. 

EUMETSAT

More information about EUMETSAT can be found on their official website:

https://www.eumetsat.int/

ESOC:

ESOC stands for European Space Operations Center. Its center in  Darmstadt designs and controls space missions. From here, the worldwide network of ESA ground stations is operated to maintain contact with the missions. ESA’s space security activities to protect against threats from space are also based here. 

ESOC

More information about ESOC can be found on their official website:

https://www.esa.int/About_Us/ESOC

ESOC
Ariane 5

For people living in Darmstadt, a 90-minute guided tour of the EUMETSAT and ESOC facilities provides an excellent opportunity to explore the campus, understand their work and appreciate the tasks undertaken by these organizations. The highlight of both tours is a visit to the control room. In addition to showing the control room, various models of satellites are shown, and the missions are explained by the tour guides.

ESOC
METOP

Tickets for the same can be purchased at the Darmstadt Marketing Shop in Luisenplatz or online at:

https://www.darmstadt-tourismus.de/besuch/stadtfuehrungen/esa-und-eumetsat.html

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