ClearSpace

is leading the development of In-Orbit Services to shape the future of sustainable space operations.

Company

ClearSpace was founded in 2018 out of the realization that On-Orbit Servicing and Space Debris Removal are vital services for the future of Space exploration and operations.

We believe in reusability, we believe that affordability drives disruption, and we believe that no progress is real unless it is sustainable.

In 2019, ClearSpace was selected by the European Space Agency to lead the first mission to remove debris from Orbit by 2025. Today ClearSpace has assembled a robust industrial team and is building up the path toward sustainable Space operations.

30+

ClearSpace employees

4 Experts

In our Advisory board

25+

Talented and proven engineers

Challenge club

Extended network of talented people

Our team

comes from agencies and leading space integrators and universities, bringing experience from a number space missions like Prisma, Avanti, TandemX, DeepSpace 2, Dawn, BepiColombo, EarthCARE, Exomars, MetOp-SG, IBDM (International Berthing and Docking Mechanism), OneWeb.

Leadership team

Luc Piguet

Management

ETML/HIEG-VD/EPFL MSC engineer and Stanford GSB alumni. 18 years of international field experience in B2B & B2G

Muriel Richard

Engineering

Caltech Alumni with 12 years on interplanetary missions at NASA JPL & 12 years at EPFL Space leading SwissCube & CleanSpace One Missions

Tim Maclay

Technology

CU PhD in astrodynamics/CCAR alumni with 25 years of experience developing and operating LEO satellite constellations at OneWeb and Orbcomm.

Reyhaneh Nadjafi

Compliance & HR

Swiss Chartered Accountant, 32 years of business management, particularly audit, accounting & consulting

Luca Cirafici

Finance

Seasoned executive in strategy, fundraising, operations and finance. Head of key business excellence initiatives (LEAN)

Advisory Board

Andreas Mortensen

Vice President for Research at EPFL. Expert in various fields linked with Mechanical Metallurgy and it’s processing.

Christophe Bonnal

Space debris expert at CNES and Chairman of the Space Debris Committee at International Academy of Astronautics

Jean-Jacques Dordain

General director of European Space Agency from 2003 to 2015, prior Executive Secretary at NASDA, now JAXA and Director of Launchers at ESA

Prof. Nicollier Claude

First Switzerland astronaut with European Space Agency and professor emeritus at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne