DISCOS (Database and Information System Characterising Objects in Space) serves as a single-source reference for launch information, object registration details, launch vehicle descriptions, as well as spacecraft information (e.g. size, mass, shape, mission objectives, owner) for all trackable, unclassified objects which sum up to more than 40000 objects. Today, DISCOS not only plays an essential role in the various daily activities at the ESA's Space Debris Office, and it is the basis for operational processes in collision avoidance, re-entry analyses, and for contingency support. DISCOS also provides input to numerous and very differently scoped engineering activities, within ESA and throughout academia and industry.
DISCOSweb is a web based frontend to DISCOS. You can apply for a DISCOSweb account (specified quotas apply), if you belong to a research institute, to a government organisation, or to an industrial company of an ESA Member State (e.g., not as an individual), if you can demonstrate a need-to-know. A request for a DISCOSweb account should include business address, phone number, email address of an official point of contact (i.e., a permanent staff) of the requesting institute or company. We will use this contact information to process the request and to verify the eligibility. As we also need to verify the need-to-know, the request should also indicate in more detail the data of interest, such as the expected volume.
If you want to register for an account please use the Request Account form, covering all the above mentioned points in the justification.
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