DLR webcast: The re-entry of the ROSAT satellite and the risks

At present, a total of about 6700 tons of space debris is in orbit around the Earth. This total figure includes the X-ray satellite ROSAT. In this DLR webcast, Heiner Klinkrad, Head of the Space Debris Office at the European Space Agency (ESA), explains what the re-entry of Rosat will be like, and enumerates the possible risks. He also explains the influence of solar activity on the re-entry date.

Since 2006, Heiner Klinkrad has been Head of the ESA Space Debris Office in Darmstadt, and he has also been a lecturer on the subject of space debris at the Technical University (TU) in Braunschweig since 2001.

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DLR webcast: The re-entry of the ROSAT satellite and the risks

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Downloads

  • Text: Webcast with Heiner Klinkrad (0.06 MB)
    (http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/Portaldata/1/Resources/documents/ROSAT_klinkrad_en.pdf)
  • Heiner Klinkrad: The re-entry of the ROSAT satellite and the risks (MPEG 4, low resolution, 7:18 min.) (31.36 MB)
    (http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/Portaldata/1/Resources/bilder/missionen/rosat/Prof.Heiner_Klinkrad_320x240_h.264.mp4)