Monday, March 20, 2023

We get to know ESAC up close, a piece of the European Space Agency in Villanueva de la Canada

Located in Villanueva de la Canada, because of its visibility, its communication and its performance european space astronomy center (ESAC) European Space Agency (ESA). It is an intergovernmental body established in 1975 and its mission is to promote and coordinate the development of space technology in Europe for peaceful purposes.

This facility was built in the city of Madrid on the basis of some Technical and Economic Criteria, “Reasons for allocation of radio frequencies, visibility of the centre, communication with the operations center in Germany, possibility of expansion of facilities, Spain’s contribution to the construction of the center and maximization of performance expenditure”, Javier Slim’s list.

Around the ESAC, there is a huge antenna about fifteen meters high. this is for antenna send and receive data in satellites from other offices of the agency”, says Delgado. Spain is one of the founding countries of ESA and the sixth to contribute to the organization.

On the other hand, we know Luis Sanchez, head of solar orbiter mission, This mission was launched on February 20, 2020 where ESA and NASA collaborate. “Despite the fact that the Sun has been studied for many years, there are still many things we don’t know. We know cycles of activity, storms, happen, but we don’t know why. And then it How does it affect Earth,” Sanchez says.

had another mission of greater caliber parker solar probeLaunched in 2018 to explore the mysteries of the Sun, it was about 7 million kilometers away from any spacecraft. The heat is very high at that distance and you must have a heat shield to be able to take pictures.

Astronauts are trained in Cologne (Germany) and the European Space Agency recently elected its nominating body with five astronauts and eleven reserve members, including Spaniards Pablo Álvarez and Sara García.

On the other hand, Rubén Alvarez teaches us scientific collection from ESA. There, scientific data from all the planetary missions of the European Space Agency and part of the most prolific space telescopes in the history of space adventure are stored and preserved.

“Satellites send files in a format that cannot be used and these instruments process them and release them in a way that can be consumed by the public and scientists. Every day we receive data and images We like to call it. digital library of the universe, There’s no site like this that has so much data from so many missions over such a long period of time. They tell us stories and stories of the birth of universes,” he explains.

GSSC coordinator Vicente Navarro uses it Satellite navigation “To do science.” “Galileo is the European Global Positioning System. It is currently being finalized to start operations. It will consist of 24 satellites. Beidou is Chinese, GLONASS is Russian and GPS is American,” he lists.

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