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...
Posted on November 28, 2016 by Jessica
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...
Posted on November 11, 2016 by Jessica
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...
Posted on November 8, 2016 by Jessica
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...
Posted on November 4, 2016 by Jessica
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...