Articles by: eSpace

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 β€œSpace 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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Radio astronomy to foster Swiss research and industry

25.05.22 – By becoming a member of the SKA Observatory (SKAO), the largest and most ambitious radio astronomy collaboration in the world, Switzerland intends to foster Swiss research and industry while contributing to an international initiative that promises to revolutionize our understanding of the Universe. The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) […]

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Space Sustainability Rating to launch in June

21.04.22 – The Space Sustainability Rating will allow space operators to improve the sustainability of their missions by obtaining a rating informed by transparent, data-based assessments and actionable guidance to support their space debris mitigation efforts. The Space Sustainability Rating (SSR), an initiative hosted by the eSpace – EPFL Space […]

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