Press Release

Track ESA spacecraft online

By SpaceRef Editor
May 6, 2007
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Track ESA spacecraft online
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Ever wondered if Envisat, Integral or the ISS was overhead? Now you can view the location of ESA’s Earth-orbiting spacecraft and other ESA-related missions in real-time via our new tracking site.

The new ‘Track ESA Spacecraft’ feature is now online. Access the tracker by clicking on the icon link on the right, or below.

Once the site loads, the tracker automatically starts displaying the location of the International Space station (ISS).

It can also show ground tracks for ESA (and ESA’s partners) space observatory missions, including Integral, XMM-Newton, Cluster and the Hubble Space Telescope; for GIOVE-A, our first Galileo mission; and for our Earth observation missions ERS-2, Envisat and Proba.  

Our tracker works as a gadget – a small slice of Javascript combined with a traditional HTML-based web page and hosted on multiple servers. The satellite location data is combined with map images provided by Google maps, plus formatting instructions, and automatically updated on the site. The actual satellite locations are updated every hour.

  ESA Spacecraft Tracker – Click here to access.

SpaceRef staff editor.