Articles by: Candice Norhadian

Release of a White Paper to give feedback to ESA

23.04.24 – The White Paper “Recommendations for the development of space systems life cycle assessment methodology for space transportation systems” has been published. As the EU parliament is about to issue a new Space Law that tackles space sustainability and new European regulations will come applicable in the next year […]

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Space Sustainability Rating wins 3rd place award from GCSP

31.05.23 – On May 30, the Space Sustainability Rating (SSR) was awarded third place by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy for their 2023 GCSP Prize for Transformative Futures in Peace and Security. Launched in the autumn of 2022, this award aims to recognize innovative concepts that demonstrate remarkable potential in […]

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New project continues EPFL’s commitment to space sustainability

21.04.23 – The project, “Space sustainability: Policy options and interrelations with Earth system governance”, is coordinated by eSpace and supported by the International Risk Governance Center (IRGC) and will provide evidence-based insights to policymaking and link with the Space Sustainability Rating. More than one million objects larger than 1cm are orbiting the […]

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The EPFL Spacecraft Team is launching EPFL back into space

01.02.23 – On January 31, the EPFL Spacecraft Team’s onboard computer Bunny was launched in California, USA, hosted on a D-Orbit spacecraft as part of Starlink’s 2-6 mission. This is the first time anything made at EPFL has been launched into space since 2009. “For many, this was just another […]

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ESA CM 2022: what’s in it for Switzerland and EPFL?

The European Space Agency (ESA) Council at Ministerial level took place this week – a key decision-making event where the budget for the next 3 years has been adopted by all ESA’s member states. eSpace – EPFL Space Center has carefully followed the discussions and compiled a brief review and […]

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Paris Calling: eSpace goes to IAC2022

From 18-22 September, a delegation from eSpace travelled to Paris to participate in the 73rd International Astronautical Congress (IAC) around this year’s motto “Space for @ll”. With more than 6,500 delegates and representatives from governments, non-governmental organisations, industry and academia, over 250 exhibitors, and conferences, lectures and interactive sessions over […]

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A new rating for space sustainability

04.08.22 – The new Space Sustainability Rating hosted at eSpace, the EPFL Space Center, encourages space actors to design and implement sustainable and responsible space missions – trailblazing the path to ensure the long-term sustainability of the space environment. Last year, the launch date of the much-awaited James Webb Space […]

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First Kinetic Space Safety Workshop hosted at EPFL in May

30.06.22 – The first Low Earth Orbit Kinetic Space Safety Workshop, organised by ClearSpace, AXA XL Insurance, LeoLabs, along with eSpace – EPFL Space Center and the EPFL International Risk Governance Center (IRGC), was held last month at the SwissTech Conference Center. The issue of space safety due to the […]

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Space Sustainability Rating is now live

23.06.22 – The Space Sustainability Rating, an innovative and practical tool to support space actors in designing their missions and managing their operations more sustainably and responsibly, officially launched 23 June 2022. The Space Sustainability Rating (SSR) celebrated its official launch today at the 4th Space Sustainability Summit, hosted by […]

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