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First steps to ESA’s plan for Recycling in Space thanks to CastelGAUSS Observatory

The European Space Agency is increasingly looking at possibilities to begin recycling materials in space, as we do every day here on Earth. The critical words are: recycle, refurbish, repurpose and reuse. Man has carried in space many tonnes of valuable materials (metals like aluminum and titanium alloys, composite materials etc.) that could be utilized […]

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GAUSS is monitoring Chinese Long March 5B Rocket Body Reentry

GAUSS has been actively monitoring the descent and reentry of the upper stage of Long March 5B (CZ-5B) using CastelGAUSS Observatory. The CZ-5B launch vehicle is developed by the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology (CALT) and it was launched from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, Hainan, China, on 29th of April, 2021. The official launch number […]

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Updates from CastelGAUSS Observatory and New Partnership

On December 2, 2020, our astronomical observatory (the CastelGAUSS Project) in Castelgrande took part in the 5th International Space Debris Re-entry Workshop, organized by the European Space Agency (ESA). We presented some results of photometric observations of artificial satellites in pre-decay period, primarily of upper stages, like, Falcon 9 R/B, Atlas V Centaur R/B and […]

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Press Release on CastelGAUSS advancements

The Asteroid Day, which is celebrated on June 30, is an annual international event declared by the United Nations Organization in December 2016 with the goal to spread awareness among general public about asteroids, their research, their usage, their hazards and the methods of Earth protection against them. The celebration date had been selected in […]

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BepiColombo pass tracked by CastelGAUSS Observatory

CastelGAUSS Observatory has been employed to track the BepiColombo spacecraft, during its gravitational slingshot around Earth. CatelGAUSS project is GAUSS‘ remote observatory for space objects, created, managed and operated by GAUSS, with an administrative and scientific cooperation involving KIAM and the Municipality of Castelgrande. The slingshot (the first of nine) was used to bend BepiColombo’s […]

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Press Coverage of GAUSS monitoring Tiangong-1

The notable picture of the Chinese Space Station Tiangong-1, captured by GAUSS between Saturn and Mars while passing over Italy during its descent to re-enter the Earth atmosphere, on March 31, has been reported in many news.  GAUSS newsworthy snapshot of the spacecraft re-entry can be considered one of the most effective images of space debris monitoring.  In fact, […]

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