The Asteroid Day is a UN official global day of education to help protect Earth from asteroids, observed on 30 June. For this occasion, there will be a live 24 hour broadcast with contributions from all over the world, among others from NASA, JAXA and ESA.
Within the ESA broadcast focussing on Space Situational Awareness, starting at 10:30 CET, Telespazio VEGA Deutschland will be presenting its contributions to the DLR/CNES mission MASCOT which is planned to land on an asteroid in 2018.
The MASCOT Lander module after successful integration | Copyright DLR (CC-BY 3.0)
Where to watch
Go to https://asteroidday.org and watch the 24 hour telethon, starting at 3:00 am CET. Check the schedule and line-up here.
Learn more about MASCOT on the dedicated DLR site or read the interview with Federico, the Project Manager for the MASCOT On-Board Computer.