Expo 2020 Dubai – EPFL hosts the space weeks at the Swiss Pavilion

13.10.21 – On October 17th – 30th 2021, the exhibition “Switzerland, a space nation” will showcase our country’s over half-century of active international participation in the space field, EPFL expertise in space education, research and innovation and raise awareness on space sustainability. Visitors would also be able to experience virtual […]

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EPFL Virtual Space Tour – Tokyo

16.08.21 – EPFL Space Center (eSpace), Laboratory of Astrophysics and Space@yourService are presenting two amazing experiences in Tokyo, starting on August 11th at the Science Museum. VIRUP is a virtual reality platform where you can fully immerse yourself in the most advanced and detailed virtual map of the Universe. Tranquility […]

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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

08.12.20 – Additive Manufacturing In-Situ Resources Utilization (AMISRU) is a research project led by the Thermomechanical Metallurgy Laboratory (LMTM) and supported by the EPFL Space Center (eSpace) and has been recently funded by the European Space Agency and the Swiss Space Office of the State Secretariat for Education, Research 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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