Press Release

Satellites in orbit – A new interactive website from ESA Science

By SpaceRef Editor
September 3, 2001
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A new interactive website from ESA Science
[http://orbits.esa.int/orbits/index.html] displays the
orbits of all the Agency’s operational scientific satellites. You can choose
from one of several views:


* the Earth view displays all near-Earth ESA scientific satellites orbiting
the planet — Hubble, XMM-Newton and the four Cluster satellites;

* the Solar System view shows the current location of ESA’s other scientific
satellites and space probes, including Cassini-Huygens and Ulysses.

With each of these views you can choose to follow the satellites in real-time
or to watch how their orbits vary over the years.

By selecting the Satellite Info option you can access factsheets and
interactive 3-D models of each of the satellites featured in this tool.

Related News

* The wizards of orbits
http://www.esa.int/export/esaCP/ESA104MBAMC_FeatureWeek_0.html

* Orbits
http://www.esa.int/export/esaLA/ASEHQOI4HNC_launchers_0.html

Related Links

* ESA Science homepage

http://sci.esa.int

SpaceRef staff editor.