Author Archives: Jessica

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...

REACH, Article 33 and the supply chain

REACH (EU Regulation 1907/2006), governs the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals. The manufacturing, placing on the market and use of substances in Europe is regulated by processes through: registration, authorization, and restriction. The candidate list...

ESA now designs its satellites for removal

A safe and secure space environment is a requirement for all current and future space activities. Analyses performed by ESA and NASA indicate that the only means of sustaining the orbital environment at a safe level for...