Posted on November 22, 2018 by Jessica
The re-entry break-up experiment assessment
What goes up into space, may come back again, down to Earth. And sometimes there might actually be an upside to finding a fallen spacecraft in your backyard… as the basis of a nice story to tell...
Posted on January 17, 2018 by Jessica
Space… clean and untouched?
Last June, we launched the Clean Space interactive story during the Air & Space Show Le Bourget.
Posted on November 28, 2017 by Jessica
ESA Euronews: What can be done about space debris?
Space debris has become a pressing issue, with objects in orbit flying out of control, posing a risk to satellites and to astronauts. Last month, Jeremy Wilks and its filming crew attended the Clean Space Industrial Day,...
Posted on September 12, 2017 by Jessica
Meeting-up the GNC team collaborating with Clean Space ...
Many sections within ESA collaborates actively with Clean Space.
Posted on July 4, 2017 by Jessica
System approach and its use in Clean Space
It might sound very ambitious to design technologies that will allow satellites to take care of their end-of-life and to reduce the environmental impact of space missions. But here at Clean Space, we feel that we can...
Posted on February 9, 2017 by Jessica
Space debris: catch it if we can
Some of them are as large as cars or even buses, they tumble uncontrollably, and they move faster than a speeding bullet, so how do you catch one? “They” are space debris, and you have to remove...
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 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 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...
Posted on April 21, 2016 by Jessica
e.Deorbit | Want to snag a satellite? Try a fishing net...
One of the promising capture methods currently being studied by ESA is the use of nets to capture non-cooperative space debris. This technology is also being explored for use in other domains. Recently experts from Michigan Technological...