ecodesign

REACH, Article 33 and the supply chain

REACH (EU Regulation 1907/2006), governs the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals. The manufacturing, placing on the market and use of substances in Europe is regulated by processes through: registration, authorization, and restriction. The candidate list...

How to make environmental friendly space missions?

A lot is done in the space industry to gather knowledge about our changing planet. Many programmes, such as Europe’s Sentinel series of Earth Observation satellites, are providing data to guide policy makers now and in the...

REACH treatment of pyrotechnics initiators

Pyrotechnics initiators are used in several space operations. These operations include rocket ignition, safety and recovery, launcher stages and fairing separations, launcher-payload separations, releases of solar arrays, antennas, booms, covers, inflation of systems for shielding, protection and...

Ground Segment LCA – ESA ITT published!

The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies performed by ESA up until now focussed on both spacecraft and launchers and identified the environmental impact in terms of various environmental indicators such as Global Warming Potential, Ozone Depletion Potential,...

Earth Overshoot Day 2017

August 2nd marked the Earth Overshoot Day in 2017. This is the day in each year when humanity’s demand for ecological resources rises above what the Earth can regenerate in one year. It thus marks the day...