Author Archives: Jessica

ESA joins reentry campaign

ESA experts will host an international campaign to monitor the reentry of a spacecraft expected early next year. Early next year, an uncrewed Chinese space station, Tiangong-1, is expected to reenter the atmosphere following the end of...

Webinar ‘Enabling Technologies for Space Servicin...

A multi-disciplinary team composed of ESA and industrial experts have been busy over the past few months in the Concurrent Design Facility (CDF) at ESA-ESTEC exploring system designs that can enable new on-orbit services. The industrial experts...

REACH treatment of pyrotechnics initiators

Pyrotechnics initiators are used in several space operations. These operations include rocket ignition, safety and recovery, launcher stages and fairing separations, launcher-payload separations, releases of solar arrays, antennas, booms, covers, inflation of systems for shielding, protection and...

Clean Space in ESA’s 2015-16 CSR report

ESA has been leading the way to a sustainable space sector since 2008. The Agency considers that sustainable development is an important challenge that should be supported at corporate level, and has been reporting on its activities...

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ESA Euronews: What can be done about space debris?

Space debris has become a pressing issue, with objects in orbit flying out of control, posing a risk to satellites and to astronauts. Last month, Jeremy Wilks and its filming crew attended the Clean Space Industrial Day,...

CleanSpace Student Competition: The winner is…

In September 2017, in the frame of the Clean Space industrial days, we launched the first – and so far best – Clean Space competition intended for European students. The theme was: How can you reduce the...

Clean Space Industrial Days: an event to guarantee the ...

Our Clean Space Industrial Days (CSID) took place at ESTEC from 24 to 26 October 2017, welcoming over 250 attendees from all over Europe and beyond, representing over 100 different entities (space industry, agencies, universities and research...

Ground Segment LCA – ESA ITT published!

The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies performed by ESA up until now focussed on both spacecraft and launchers and identified the environmental impact in terms of various environmental indicators such as Global Warming Potential, Ozone Depletion Potential,...

Space: “Our” Final Frontier

Recent years have seen a new wave of activism when it comes to space exploration: several new commercial players have emerged beside agencies and institutions, with visionary ideas for the future of humanity as a multi-planetary species....