30 June, 18:00 CET

This year we celebrate the 25th launch anniversary of NASA’s NEAR-Shoemaker spacecraft and the 2021 launch of three new asteroid missions, NASA’s Lucy, NEA Scout and DART – the world’s first mission to test an asteroid deflection technique.

The 2021 Asteroid Day LIVE program will include interviews with key personnel from the missions of yesterday and tomorrow. It will explore how technologies have changed, what scientific surprises were waiting on the asteroids, how the goals of the missions have evolved, and what the future has in store for asteroid research and planetary defence. 

This year’s 4 hour broadcast first airs Wednesday June 30th – 18:00 CET | 12:00 ET | 16:00 UTC
and then will play on repeat through the end of 4 July only on Asteroid Day TV!

Asteroid Day LIVE will air 30th June via Asteroid Day TV, which can be watched on Asteroid Day’s website, TwitchTV, YouTube or to any SES satellite subscriber (details to come). In the meantime, subscribe to our social media channels so you can be notified when we go LIVE.

In 2015, the first ever debut of Asteroid Day LIVE broadcast hosted in both London and San Francisco. In 2016, the broadcast was fully produced in San Francisco’s Academy of Sciences 

Thanks to the Luxembourg Government, in 2017, 2018, 2019, Asteroid Day LIVE was produced from the Broadcasting Center Europe (BCE) studio at RTL City in Luxembourg. With the partnership of SES, the live broadcast was able to reach a global audience.

With the support of BCE and SES, Asteroid Day LIVE was able to be produced fully online in 2020 due to the pandemic and reach an audience of over 2M viewers on Twitch TV. Asteroid Day LIVE 2021 will again be produced thanks to the generous support of BCE, SES and the Luxembourg Government.

Asteroid Day LIVE from Luxembourg is distributed via a dedicated satellite, available on local channels subscribing to the SES satellite network, and via the Asteroid Day website. Media outlets can download the feed directly from the satellite via CDN.


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