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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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ESA Academy: new gravity-related experiment opportunities for 2021

16.06.20 – ESA Academy has released three calls for proposals in the gravity-related experiment programmes. Spin Your Thesis! 2021 The Spin Your Thesis! (SYT) programme offers university students (bachelor, master and PhD levels) the opportunity to perform scientific or technological research in hypergravity conditions in a number of fields such […]

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Student projects rescheduled and redesigned

11.06.20 – Students taking part in EPFL’s interdisciplinary projects have had to work from home to limit the spread of COVID-19. Despite this challenge, they remain optimistic. EPFL’s interdisciplinary projects give students from a variety of fields an opportunity to collaborate on real-world problem-solving. This year, project coordinators have been […]

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EPFL joins the giant radio telescope SKA for the Swiss community

20.04.20 – The Square Kilometre Array, or SKA, will be the biggest radio telescope ever built. Thanks to this ambitious tool, some of the universe’s greatest mysteries will be resolved. EPFL became a member of the SKA Organisation (SKAO) beginning of April 2020 and will coordinate the contributions to this […]

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A Swiss satellite seeking out distant planets

18.12.19 – The CHEOPS satellite was put into orbit on Wednesday, a day later than planned, from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The telescope, which will hunt for new exoplanets, is the result of six years of collaboration between the University of Bern and the University of Geneva, […]

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Clearspace 1 satellite 3d model in space

EPFL startup heads a mission to clean up space

13.12.19 – ClearSpace, a spin-off of EPFL’s Space Center (eSpace), has been selected to lead a major European Space Agency (ESA) space debris de-orbiting project with a total budget topping €100 million. The startup and its consortium will develop and fly the first-ever mission to capture and remove a disused […]

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SwissnexDay’19 to focus on Space Technology for a sustainable future

27.11.19 – Switzerland is a recognised space nation and has been a crucial partner in European and global space adventures since their beginnings: It contributed to all Apollo missions, pioneered the field of exoplanet research, and is a founding member of the European Space Agency (ESA). The swissnex Network is […]

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