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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,...

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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...

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...

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.

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eDeorbit: ESA’s active debris removal mission

ESA’s Clean Space initiative is studying an active debris removal mission called e.Deorbit, which will target an ESA-owned derelict satellite in low orbit, capture it, then safely burn it up in a controlled atmospheric reentry. e.Deorbit will...

Clean Space industrial days

On Monday the 23rd of May starts the Clean Space industrial days at ESTEC. For 5 consecutive days, companies from all over Europe will gather together with us to discuss the technological break-through for tackling the space...