Current note for visits to ESA Darmstadt!

Currently, tickets for public tours at ESOC are no longer available. This applies to all scheduled dates up to and including December 2022.

 

Tickets are only available in advance Online or at the Darmstadt Shop at Luisenplatz.


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Individual tours at ESA

ESA Darmstadt - Control Centre of the European Space Agency ESA
Tour on the premises of the Satellite Control Centre. The main control room and various satellite models are visited while the centre is in operation. A film clip shows the tasks and objectives of ESOC.

 

For the time being, individual tours can only take place on Fridays. The scheduled times are 1 pm and 5 pm. Other times are currently not possible!

 

The maximum number of persons per tour group is15. Participation by appointment only, minimum age 10 years. All persons over 16 years of age must carry a valid identity card!

A list of participants must be presented to Darmstadt Marketing and ESA for all groups. You will receive further info after booking.

 

Booking:
Send us an email with your "preferred date" to da-service@noSpamdarmstadt.de, we will then check this date as soon as possible and get back to you.
If your date is available, we will of course be happy to book it for you.

Please send us the following data directly:

  • Invoice address + all necessary details for invoicing
  • contact person + mobile phone number
  • brief information about the composition of the group (age, group of people, etc.)

 

Current information regarding COVID-19:
For guided tours at ESA 3G still applies! Participation only with valid COVID test, convalescent or vaccination certificate! During the tour, all participants must wear a medical mouth-nose protection. No items may be exchanged or passed on.

 

ESA Darmstadt
Since 1967, space missions have been designed and controlled here in the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt.
The worldwide network of ESA ground stations is also operated from here in order to maintain contact with the missions.
 
In this control centre, more than 80 ESA missions were operationally supervised from the early start-up phase,
including Giotto, Huygens, Envisat, Mars Express, Rosetta, BepiColombo and Solar Orbiter, but also missions from other organisations.
ESA's activities in the area of space security to protect against dangers from space are also located here.

Individual tours at EUMETSAT

Eumetsat – weather data for the world “made in Darmstadt”
Behind the scenes of the European organization for the exploitation of meteorological satellites.
You will be given an exciting guided tour using satellite models in their original size.

 

For the time being, individual tours can only take place on Fridays. The scheduled times are 11am and 1 pm. Other times are currently not possible!

 

The maximum number of persons per tour group is15. Participation by appointment only, minimum age 12 years. All persons over 16 years of age must carry a valid identity card!

A list of participants must be presented to Darmstadt Marketing and ESA for all groups. You will receive further info after booking.

 

Booking:
Send us an email with your "preferred date" to da-service@darmstadt.de, we will then check this date as soon as possible and get back to you.
If your date is available, we will of course be happy to book it for you.

Please send us the following data directly:

  • Invoice address + all necessary details for invoicing
  • contact person + mobile phone number
  • brief information about the composition of the group (age, group of people, etc.)

 

Current information regarding COVID-19:
For guided tours at ESA 3G still applies! Participation only with valid COVID test, convalescent or vaccination certificate! During the tour, all participants must wear a medical mouth-nose protection. No items may be exchanged or passed on.

 

EUMETSAT
The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) has had its headquarters in Darmstadt since 1986.
From here, a system of meteorological satellites is operated, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

In addition to the data needed for our daily weather forecasts, they provide information used in measuring climate change and global warming.

Virtual tour "Discover ESA"

Find out more about ESA's tasks, projects and missions with a virtual tour. The tour covers the topics "Understanding our universe", "Safeguarding space activities", "Protecting our environment", "Building the best tools", "Sending Europe to the moon" and "Improving life on earth".

 

Link to the virtual tour "Discover ESA": discover.esa.int

 

Take a 360°-tour through the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) of ESA in Darmstadt: discover.esa.int

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