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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New documentary about EPFL Asclepios Mission on Swiss television

20.02.23 – A new documentary on Radiotelevisione Svizzera (RSI) that aired February 19, 2023, spent a year with the EPFL Asclepios team, learning about their mission to build a lunar base simulation in a former Swiss military base. Asclepios was created by a group of EPFL students to simulate a […]

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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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Two events celebrating Italy and Switzerland in space

To celebrate the Italian Day of Space (giornata Nazionale dello Spazio) in Switzerland, eSpace hosted two exciting events on December 15 and 16, 2022. On the evening of December 15, eSpace and EPFL hosted the event “Italy and Switzerland: Together in Space”. This event, which had over 300 attendees, was […]

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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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The Spacecraft Flies To Space Station. 3D Scene.

eSpace joins Net Zero Space initiative

eSpace – EPFL Space Center has joined the Net Zero Space Initiative of the Paris Peace Forum, which is convening a global multi-stakeholder group united by the common goal of realizing a sustainable use of the space environment by 2030. An important milestone A steadily increasing number of satellites have […]

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eSpace team in front of the IAC logo

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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Unlocking the potential of space for the UN SDGs

Space resources and infrastructure have a major part to play in the realm of sustainability. The Space Sustainability Rating (SSR) at eSpace – the EPFL Space Center is working to incentivise all space actors to take a leading role in helping to realise the ambitions of the SDGs, and deliver […]

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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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