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Official launch of Tranquility Base and VIRUP prototype in Tokyo

17 September 2021 - 18 September 2021

As part of the EPFL Virtual Space Tour Tokyo, the virtual escape game and virtual map of the Universe will be presented in a two-days public event in Tokyo Midtown Hibiya, on September 17th and 18th. Visitors can experience the latest versions of those open software produced and developed at EPFL using tablets and virtual reality headsets.

Friday Sept. 17th

6:00 PM JST (11:00 AM CEST) – Tranquility Base : the Project and SpaceBok, a Four-Legged Robot for Planetary Exploration

  • Alexandre de Montleau (Space@yourService EPFL, Tranquility Base project)
  • Hendrik Kolvenbach (ETH Zurich, SpaceBok project)

7:00 PM JST (12:00 AM CEST) – The Space Debris problem: monitoring and solving it by

Prof. Thomas Schildknecht, Head of Optical Astronomy and Space Sustainability Group, Vice Director Astronomical Institute, University of Bern
Prof. Sinichi Kimura, Faculty of Science and Technology, Dept. Electrical Engineering, Tokyo University of Science
Dr. Luc Piguet, CEO ClearSpace SA
Chris Blackerby, COO Astroscale
Marie-Valentine Florin, Excecutive director EPFL International Risk Governance Center (IRGC)

Saturday Sept 18th

3:00 PM JST (8:00 AM CEST) – Careers in Space by

  • Prof. Jean-Paul Kneib, Director eSpace
  • Ms. ChloΓ© CarriΓ¨re, Space@yourService EPFL
  • Prof. Genya Ishigami, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University
  • Mr. Naoyuki Oota, Dept. of Physics, Graduate School of Science Tokyo University of Science
  • Mr. Taiki Kanda, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo University of Science

5:00 PM JST (10:00 AM CEST) – Tranquility Base: The Project and the Modular Origami Robot MORI

  • Alexandre de Montleau (Space@yourService, Tranquility Base project)
  • Kevin Holdcroft (EPFL Reconfigurable Robotics Lab, Mori modular origami project)



17 September 2021
18 September 2021