Axelspace Sets New Standard for Sustainable Spacecraft with Green Spacecraft Standard 1.0

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  • Axelspace Corporation establishes the Green Spacecraft Standard 1.0 to promote sustainability in the space business.
  • The standard aims to balance space business and sustainability throughout the entire life cycle of satellites.
  • Axelspace will apply the guidelines to future projects and collaborate with spacecraft manufacturing alliance companies.
  • Axelspace aims to exceed national and international guidelines and collaborate with experts to establish practical industry standards.
  • The company is committed to leading the industry in sustainability efforts while conducting business activities that consider the environment on Earth and in space.

Introducing the Green Spacecraft Standard 1.0:

Axelspace Corporation, a microsatellite manufacturer, establishes the Green Spacecraft Standard 1.0 to promote sustainability in the space business.

Axelspace settles guidelines for sustainable satellite life cycles, aligning with its mission to advance the space industry. They will implement these guidelines in future AxelLiner projects, collaborating with spacecraft manufacturing alliance companies.

Green Spacecraft Standard 1.0 highlights:

  1. Introduction

1.1 Acronyms

  1. For Sustainable Earth

2.1 Green Procurement

2.2 Green Manufacturing & Testing

2.3 Green Transportation

  1. For Sustainable Space

3.1 Prevention of Debris Release

3.2 Post Mission Disposal (PMD)

3.3 Orbital Collision Avoidance (COLA) with Debris and Other Satellites

3.4 Collaboration with SSA Agencies and Satellite Operators

3.5 Orbital Object Detection, Identification, and Tracking

3.6 Third Party Review

Establishing industry standards:

Axelspace aims to surpass national and international guidelines and collaborate with experts to promote sustainability globally. Axelspace’s Green Spacecraft Standard 1.0 encompasses anti-debris measures and environmental considerations during manufacturing, minimizing impact on Earth and in space.

Continual improvement:

Axelspace plans to update the guideline based on technological advancements and industry dialogue. While remaining committed to environmental consciousness, driving sustainable practices in the space industry.

Axelspace commented: “We set a higher standard than the guidelines provided by national governments and international organisations. It is also compliant with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) new rules to dispose of used satellites within five years of the end of their operation, as well as the SSR (Space Sustainability Rating), a sustainability rating system for space operators that has been proposed mainly in Europe. In collaboration with Professor Yasuyuki Miyazaki of the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Nihon University, we will actively formulate and promote international guidelines, including popularizing SSR in the Asia-Pacific region.

Currently, there is a large amount of debris in space, and due to the possibility of collisions with spacecraft and the threat to the safety of the orbital environment, immediate action is called for.” International coordination is already underway in space observation for collision avoidance and the development of satellite debris prevention and debris removal technologies, and the United Nations has also adopted guidelines for space activities.”

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