Posted on February 17, 2017 by Jessica
Modelling a satellite’s fiery fall to Earth
Atmospheric re-entry of satellites is a destructive and difficult to predict process, as the satellite body breaks up into various segments which are scattered and subject to aerothermal heating. There are many uncertainties involved – not only...
Posted on February 13, 2017 by Jessica
Clean Space working with Earth Observation mission desi...
Sharing is caring: that goes for the space industry too – especially when it comes to tackling the common problem of orbit debris. Working on innovative solutions to make future satellites compliant with space debris mitigation, ESA’s...
Posted on February 3, 2017 by Jessica
CleanSat: an exciting opportunity for the European spac...
ESA presents the first set of activities for 2017 in the field of CleanSat
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: 24 – 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 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...
Posted on September 9, 2016 by Jessica
Get your satellite to sleep safely
In the past, after the end of life, besides being left in orbit, spacecraft were also left with their batteries charged and connected, which poses a risk of battery breakup. This was one of the causes of...
Posted on August 11, 2016 by Jessica
What is a space debris?
This post has been written by Erwan Matton, stagiaire within the Clean Space team from 1st of May 2016 to 31st of August 2016.