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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...

How e.Deorbit landed in Oakland, California

It was a month ago when– through the voice and talent of Emmett FitzGerald and Roman Mars, producer and host (and much more) of the podcast 99percentinvisible (99percentinvisible.org) – ESA’s e.Deorbit mission suddenly landed in the ears...

Lettre ouverte de Thomas Pesquet à Clean Space

Bonjour Thomas, À quelques jours de ton envol vers la Station spatiale internationale, nous avons la chance de pouvoir regarder, sur la chaîne française Planète +, SOS Débris spatiaux, le dernier épisode de la série Espace, l’odyssée...

De-orbit drag sail put to test

The completion of a “Deployable membrane” activity through ESA’s GSTP programme has helped advance a new type of European passive de-orbiting subsystem, undertaken through ESA’s Clean Space initiative. The industrial team composed by HTS as prime with...

Get your satellite to sleep safely II

From the beginning of the Space Age to our days, about 700000 objects larger than 1 cm have accumulated in orbit, counting both currently operational satellites and space debris. If you consider that the force of a...

How do you build a green satellite?

For 5 years ESA has been carrying out studies about the environmental impacts of its missions. The next move is to design a green satellite, reducing the environmental impacts compared to a traditionally designed one. This will...

And yet, another ESTEC Open Day

When on October the 2nd, ESA’s technical heart opened its door to a public of space lovers of any age, we were there too. It is never easy to prepare for such an event, and there are...