Posted on November 26, 2018 by Jessica
From active debris removal to in-orbit servicing: the l...
Luisa Innocenti, head of ESA’s Clean Space initiative, has been living the e.Deorbit mission concept from its first steps to its evolution into a potential in-orbit servicing mission. On 22 November, years of studies related to the...
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 November 16, 2018 by Jessica
Basics about controlled and semi-controlled reentry
Being able to foresee and control where and when a debris is likely to fall on Earth is a matter of great concern for ESA. Two factors are influencing this: the growing population of debris in the...
Posted on November 13, 2018 by Jessica
Training: ESA takes one more step in favour of the envi...
ESA is opening to all European space actors a course on EcoDesign and Life-Cycle Assessment for Space Systems.
Posted on November 12, 2018 by Jessica
A controlled re-entry of satellites at the end of life
One of the main concern and challenge of this century is to reduce the amount of current and future debris in space.
Posted on November 9, 2018 by Jessica
NABEO-1 to be launched on Rocket Lab’s Electron
Early morning on the 11th of November, the launch window has opened for the Rocket Lab Electron rocket #ItsBusinessTime. Onboard was also the dragsail technology demonstrator NABEO-1 developed by the Munich based SME HPS GmbH. Such dragsails are...
Posted on November 6, 2018 by Jessica
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...
Posted on October 2, 2018 by Jessica
Art and space debris cross trajectories at Space Waste ...
There is a lot of space debris floating around our planet.
Posted on September 13, 2018 by Jessica
ESA now designs its satellites for removal
A safe and secure space environment is a requirement for all current and future space activities. Analyses performed by ESA and NASA indicate that the only means of sustaining the orbital environment at a safe level for...
Posted on September 12, 2018 by Jessica
A stepping stone towards enabling servicing missions
Would you buy a gas-powered car, which you cannot refuel after it left the factory?