Scuttling satellites to save space26 March 2015
Scuttling satellites to save space26 March 2015 It takes a lot of ingenuity – not to mention a massive quantity of sheer force – to get satellites into orbit. Now space engineers are applying comparable ingenuity to the challenge of getting their missions out of there, too.
Want to snag a satellite? Try a net23 March 2015
Want to snag a satellite? Try a net23 March 2015 One of humanity’s oldest technologies, the humble fishing net, may yet find a new role in space: bringing down dead satellites.
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...