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: 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 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 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 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.
Posted on June 30, 2016 by Jessica
e.Deorbit: Pushing the Boundaries of Space Technologies
5 key points about eDeorbit:
Posted on June 9, 2016 by Jessica
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...