ecodesign

How do you build a green satellite?

For 5 years ESA has been carrying out studies about the environmental impacts of its missions. The next move is to design a green satellite, reducing the environmental impacts compared to a traditionally designed one. This will...

REACH to change space

The European environmental regulation REACH has considerable implications for European industrial activities. But space, as a strategic asset of fundamental importance for the independence, security and prosperity of Europe and due to its nature and high technological...

EcoDesigning space technologies

Whilst no formal proposal for ecoDesign will be made at this year’s ministerial, there is still a lot of exciting work on the way in 2017 and 2018

Eco(re)designing space

The protection of the environment against the onslaught of climate change is arguably the most pressing challenge facing humanity. Clean Space thinks so at least.

EcoDesign | What happens in a rocket plume?

Rocket science is not just about optimising fuel, combustion and thrust generation in a rocket engine: rocket plumes require significant study and are just as scientifically captivating as they are visually. Rocket plumes are unique in that...

Clean Space | Exciting opportunities to help develop cl...

Whilst major project decisions will be taken at the end of year during the Ministerial conference, the Clean Space technical work continues nonetheless. Our roadmaps show that work comes from many different funding bodies within ESA, such...