Space Junk Farming


Space Debris Tracking

Envisat launched in 2002 is the size of a large commuter bus. In 2012 the  2.3 billion Euro space craft was permanently put out of operation by a piece of space debris the size of a 10 cent piece.

The Emerald Observatory offers strategic partnerships to researchers and industry.


Space Situational Awareness

The EO is available as a tool for development and validation of space situational awareness software. The end outcome is to have reliable prediction algorithms for safe launches.

(Image courtesy ESA)

Fiery Sun

Solar Flare Detection

The EO has both visual and limited radio telescope solar observation capability. One of our current interests is solar flare detection.