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 11, 2016 by Jessica
Lettre ouverte de Thomas Pesquet à Clean Space
Bonjour Thomas, À quelques jours de ton envol vers la Station spatiale internationale, nous avons la chance de pouvoir regarder, sur la chaîne française Planète +, SOS Débris spatiaux, le dernier épisode de la série Espace, l’odyssée...
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 November 4, 2016 by Jessica
Get your satellite to sleep safely II
From the beginning of the Space Age to our days, about 700000 objects larger than 1 cm have accumulated in orbit, counting both currently operational satellites and space debris. If you consider that the force of a...
Posted on October 24, 2016 by Jessica
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...
Posted on October 19, 2016 by Jessica
And yet, another ESTEC Open Day
When on October the 2nd, ESA’s technical heart opened its door to a public of space lovers of any age, we were there too. It is never easy to prepare for such an event, and there are...
Posted on September 30, 2016 by Jessica
Designing Satellites to be captured
€10 to €13 billion is the estimated combined total cost to clean up litter each year in Europe, for which the majority of the funding is raised through tax. It’s not completely unrealistic to assume that in...
Posted on September 16, 2016 by Jessica
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...
Posted on September 9, 2016 by Jessica
Get your satellite to sleep safely
In the past, after the end of life, besides being left in orbit, spacecraft were also left with their batteries charged and connected, which poses a risk of battery breakup. This was one of the causes of...
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.