ESA experts assess risk from exploded satellite04 March 2015
ESA experts assess risk from exploded satellite04 March 2015 After studying the recent explosive break-up of a US satellite, ESA space debris experts have concluded this event does not increase the collision risk to nearby ESA missions in any meaningful way.
Maintaining performance with greener materials: Tommaso Ghidini interview04 February 2015 As head of ESA’s Materials Technology section, Tommaso Ghidini has his focus on advanced materials and the entire manufacturing process producing space missions.
CleanSat: new satellite technologies for cleaner low orbits 12 January 2015
CleanSat: new satellite technologies for cleaner low orbits 12 January 2015 What goes up must go down. When it comes to satellites, this dictum has become a statutory requirement. Otherwise, key low orbits may well become unusable as they fill with debris.
How much inspiration a small field can give: Jakob Huesing interview21 October 2014 Working for Clean Space has seen Jakob Huesing become an expert on Life-Cycle Assessment, LCA. Jakob started by working on Branch 1 of the initiative, which covers Eco-design, while also supporting other areas as a system engineer – especially activit...
Mirror, mirror: testing 3D printing for space07 October 2014
Mirror, mirror: testing 3D printing for space07 October 2014 Global space agencies have prioritised additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, as a technology with the potential to transform the way space missions are put together. But what still needs to be done to ensure 3D-printed products are genuin...
Clean Space – ESA’s response to environmental challenges25 September 2014
Clean Space – ESA’s response to environmental challenges25 September 2014 More than a hundred world leaders gathered at the New York climate change summit this week, with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stating the aim is ‘not to talk, but to make history’. It is not news that industrial pollution presents a ma...