Articles by: eSpace

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“A universal definition of space sustainability is hard to find”

25.06.21 – Under a new rating system, it will soon be possible to assess the social, economic and environmental impact of space missions. The consortium behind the initiative, which includes the World Economic Forum (WEF), has tasked EPFL’s Space Center (eSpace) with finalizing the assessment criteria and implementing the system […]

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eSpace to operate the Sustainable Space Rating by 2022

17.06.21 – The World Economic Forum announces that the EPFL Space Center (eSpace) has been chosen to lead the Sustainable Space Rating (SSR). The SSR has been developed to help reduce space debris and help ensure the rapidly increasing space missions are managed safely and sustainably. The rating will score […]

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EPFL works to address debris collision risk

19.05.21 – Space debris threatens human safety in space and puts at risk critical space-based infrastructure that supports services such as the internet, global navigation and climate monitoring. A new project from the EPFL International Risk Governance Center (IRGC), in collaboration with the EPFL Space Center (eSpace) and Space Innovation, […]

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EPFL moves boldly into space with its CHESS satellites

05.02.21 – The EPFL Spacecraft Team has set itself the ambitious goal of launching two satellites by 2023. With this bold initiative, this student team hopes to gain further insight into the chemical composition of the outermost layers of our atmosphere. One out of two CHESS satellites Designing a satellite […]

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LMTM prepares for Mooncrafting

Until today, all human economic activities have been contingent on the material and energy resources of the Earth, and it has long been aknowledge that developments in space exploration could essentially open our closed planetary economy to unlimited external resources of energy and raw materials. In other words, sustainable and […]

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eSpace: a new website has launched!

18.11.20 – The EPFL Space Center (eSpace) has launched a fresh new version of its website. Entirely remodeled for all devices, it focuses on the main activities in education, research and innovation and some new useful practical features for students and space-oriented professionals and guests. Whenever you use a computer, […]

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ClearSpace-1 mission kicks off

10.07.20 – Work has just begun on building the first satellite that can capture and deorbit space debris. Making the space activities more sustainable is a huge responsibility – one that the European Space Agency has entrusted to EPFL startup ClearSpace. As the ink dries on the contract of the […]

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The Euclid space telescope is coming together

09.07.20 – ESA’s Euclid mission has reached another milestone on its journey towards launch. Its two instruments are now built and fully tested. These have been delivered to Airbus Defence and Space in Toulouse, France, where they are now being integrated with the telescope to form the mission’s payload module. […]

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Shoot(s) for the Moon!

17.06.20 – Using robotics to grow and harvest plants without human intervention? That’s the aim of GrowBotHub, an EPFL project under the auspices of the IGLUNA 2020 initiative, in which teams of students work together on technologies that can be used to design a space habitat. Final projects will be […]

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