Posted on February 17, 2017 by Jessica
Modelling a satellite’s fiery fall to Earth
Atmospheric re-entry of satellites is a destructive and difficult to predict process, as the satellite body breaks up into various segments which are scattered and subject to aerothermal heating. There are many uncertainties involved – not only...
Posted on February 13, 2017 by Jessica
Clean Space working with Earth Observation mission desi...
Sharing is caring: that goes for the space industry too – especially when it comes to tackling the common problem of orbit debris. Working on innovative solutions to make future satellites compliant with space debris mitigation, ESA’s...
Posted on February 9, 2017 by Jessica
Space debris: catch it if we can
Some of them are as large as cars or even buses, they tumble uncontrollably, and they move faster than a speeding bullet, so how do you catch one? “They” are space debris, and you have to remove...
Posted on February 3, 2017 by Jessica
CleanSat: an exciting opportunity for the European spac...
ESA presents the first set of activities for 2017 in the field of CleanSat
Posted on January 30, 2017 by Jessica
e.Deorbit: it is time to make active debris removal a r...
“It is humbling to think that space was a pure environment untouched by humans until we came and polluted it with old satellites. There are now 29 000 objects larger than 10 cm orbiting our planet, some...
Posted on January 25, 2017 by Jessica
Thomas Pesquet features in space debris video
On Friday 13 January 2017, Thomas Pesquet – the French astronaut currently flying over our heads in the International Space Station – performed a successful spacewalk. If you followed the resulting comments and questions on social media,...
Posted on January 24, 2017 by Jessica
SAVE THE DATE: 2017’S CLEAN SPACE INDUSTRIAL DAYS
2017 Clean Space Industrial days: 23 - 26 October 2017 in ESTEC
Posted on January 5, 2017 by Jessica
Podcast: Pollution spatiale sous haute surveillance
A month ago, Aurélie Luneau (of radio France Culture) in the environment programme, ‘De cause à effets, le magazine de l’environnement’, invited Christophe Bonnal, from France’s CNES space agency, Luisa Innocenti, from ESA, and Gérard Brachet, a...
Posted on January 2, 2017 by Jessica
Cleansat: Status and way forward
Recently we presented the status and the way forward of the CleanSat project to the internal ESA board.
Posted on December 12, 2016 by Jessica
A younger generation designs satellite to clear space
In the course of their 4-days training at ESTEC, 22 students from all over Europe designed a cubesat to observe a former ESA satellite and provide data needed for a smooth e.Deorbit mission. e.Deorbit is a mission...