As Europe's centre of excellence for satellite operation, ESOC is home to the engineering teams that control spacecraft in orbit, manage our global tracking station network, and design and build the systems on the ground that support missions in space. Since 1967, more than 80 satellites belonging to ESA and its partners have been successfully flown from Darmstadt, Germany.
Test, tweak and tinker. Run experiments and validate new technologies in our low-risk laboratory environments.
Plan, simulate and fly your mission with software developed at ESOC.
Track our missions from the palm of your hand or find educational games for kids with our apps.
From planning missions to saving them – it really is rocket science.
Six decades of European spaceflight.
A network around the globe; a link across the Solar System.
From the drawing board to the global market. Got an exciting new idea? Join ESOC’s growing list of partners and take it to the next level.