Growing interest of LCA and eco-design within the Europ...

The use of space-specific Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) by European stakeholders has expanded widely since the very first internal concurrent design study a decade ago – considering the environmental impacts of designing, manufacturing, launching and operating of...

From ADR to IOS: the legacy of e.Deorbit, part four

For the final interview of the series, we interview Alexander Cropp, part of ESA’s Guidance, Navigation and Control Section, recently joining the group working on e.Deorbit, taking over from Jesus Gil, who also actively supported the group...

Designing to reduce the proliferation of space debris at the end of life
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The re-entry break-up experiment assessment

What goes up into space, may come back again, down to Earth. And sometimes there might actually be an upside to finding a fallen spacecraft in your backyard… as the basis of a nice story to tell...

NABEO-1 to be launched on Rocket Lab’s Electron

Early morning on the 11th of November, the launch window has opened for the Rocket Lab Electron rocket #ItsBusinessTime. Onboard was also the dragsail technology demonstrator NABEO-1 developed by the Munich based SME HPS GmbH. Such dragsails are...