Posted on April 23, 2019 by Jessica
Burning up a magnetorquer in a plasma wind tunnel
The complete demise of a magnetorquer has been obtained at high heat flux level during a test in German plasma wind tunnel facilities. Why is that interesting? Several activities and simulations have highlighted a number of critical...
Posted on April 17, 2019 by Jessica
Infrared and phosphorescent markers to avoid future sat...
Hungarian company Admatis had designed infrared and phosphorescent markers to help the navigation of a satellite-chaser approaching a satellite-target. Helpful for future servicing missions, these markers will help to reduce the number of large debris items in orbit....
Posted on March 27, 2019 by Jessica
Replay: CubeSats in the context of space debris
Watch the replay of the webinar ‘Cubesats in the context of Space Debris’.
Posted on February 28, 2019 by Jessica
Safer batteries for cleaner skies
For three years, a consortium led by Airbus, tested batteries under abusive conditions. Why did ESA contracted them to run this activity? The Agency wanted to understand how to keep batteries safe after the end of a...
Posted on November 22, 2018 by Jessica
The re-entry break-up experiment assessment
What goes up into space, may come back again, down to Earth. And sometimes there might actually be an upside to finding a fallen spacecraft in your backyard… as the basis of a nice story to tell...
Posted on November 16, 2018 by Jessica
Basics about controlled and semi-controlled reentry
Being able to foresee and control where and when a debris is likely to fall on Earth is a matter of great concern for ESA. Two factors are influencing this: the growing population of debris in the...
Posted on November 12, 2018 by Jessica
A controlled re-entry of satellites at the end of life
One of the main concern and challenge of this century is to reduce the amount of current and future debris in space.
Posted on October 2, 2018 by Jessica
Art and space debris cross trajectories at Space Waste ...
There is a lot of space debris floating around our planet.
Posted on September 13, 2018 by Jessica
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...
Posted on July 24, 2018 by Jessica
The Role of Satellite Reliability in Successful Mission...
Reliability is one of the key contributors in the achievement of CleanSpace’s space sustainability objectives.