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.

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