Clean Space in ESA’s 2015-16 CSR report

ESA has been leading the way to a sustainable space sector since 2008. The Agency considers that sustainable development is an important challenge that should be supported at corporate level, and has been reporting on its activities...

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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,...

CleanSpace Student Competition: The winner is…

In September 2017, in the frame of the Clean Space industrial days, we launched the first – and so far best – Clean Space competition intended for European students. The theme was: How can you reduce the...

Clean Space Industrial Days: an event to guarantee the ...

Our Clean Space Industrial Days (CSID) took place at ESTEC from 24 to 26 October 2017, welcoming over 250 attendees from all over Europe and beyond, representing over 100 different entities (space industry, agencies, universities and research...

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,...

Space: “Our” Final Frontier

Recent years have seen a new wave of activism when it comes to space exploration: several new commercial players have emerged beside agencies and institutions, with visionary ideas for the future of humanity as a multi-planetary species....

Clean Space Student Competition

The 3rd Clean Space Industrial Days, to be held 24-27 October at ESTEC, The Netherlands, will provide an insight to the technological advancement achieved to date in the fields of EcoDesign for space, technologies for Space Debris...

Applying MBSE to a space mission

ESA is using the Model-Based System Engineering concept to design the e.Deorbit mission since its Phase A. Applying this approach to an entire space mission is a true challenge and was a first. The successful outcome of...

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...