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 February 3, 2017 by Jessica
CleanSat: an exciting opportunity for the European spac...
ESA presents the first set of activities for 2017 in the field of CleanSat
Posted on January 30, 2017 by Jessica
e.Deorbit: it is time to make active debris removal a r...
“It is humbling to think that space was a pure environment untouched by humans until we came and polluted it with old satellites. There are now 29 000 objects larger than 10 cm orbiting our planet, some...
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 24, 2017 by Jessica
SAVE THE DATE: 2017’S CLEAN SPACE INDUSTRIAL DAYS
2017 Clean Space Industrial days: 23 - 26 October 2017 in ESTEC
Posted on January 24, 2017 by Daniel
ESA teams respond to debris risk
For the past few days, experts from ESA's Space Debris Office at ESOC in Darmstadt, Germany, have been assessing a conjunction (read: collision) forecast issued by the US armed forces’ Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC) located at...
Posted on January 5, 2017 by Jessica
Podcast: Pollution spatiale sous haute surveillance
A month ago, Aurélie Luneau (of radio France Culture) in the environment programme, ‘De cause à effets, le magazine de l’environnement’, invited Christophe Bonnal, from France’s CNES space agency, Luisa Innocenti, from ESA, and Gérard Brachet, a...
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 December 12, 2016 by Jessica
A younger generation designs satellite to clear space
In the course of their 4-days training at ESTEC, 22 students from all over Europe designed a cubesat to observe a former ESA satellite and provide data needed for a smooth e.Deorbit mission. e.Deorbit is a mission...
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...