NEOCC Observing facilities

ESA’s expanding observational network forms the first pillar of its programme for planetary defence. Thanks to a number of telescopes either directly owned, funded or in scientific agreement with ESA, the NEO Coordination Centre is able to perform targeted follow up of imminent or future potential impactors around the world as well as surveys dedicated to NEO discoveries. The list of telescopes the NEOCC operates directly and in cooperation includes:

  • in green: ESA owned facilities (OGS, TBT Spain and TBT Chile)
  • in orange: ESA funded CAHA observatory
  • in yellow: LCO network
  • in blue: collaborating telescopes via 6ROADS
  • in purple: ESO’s VLT
  • in brown: ESA funded teams