AWARD YEAR
2019
CATEGORY
Community
GOALS
Climate Action
KEYWORDS
sustainability, upcycling, experience
COUNTRY
Netherlands
DESIGNED BY
Studio Roosegaarde The European Space Agency Photo credits main image: Studio Roosegaarde Photo credits secondary image: Rebekka Mell Photo credits third image: The European Space Agency
WEBSITE
https://www.studioroosegaarde.net/project/space-waste-lab
Space Waste Lab - Shootings Stars
SPACE WASTE LAB has a focus on upcycling space waste like creating Shooting Stars from space waste
SPACE WASTE LAB is the living lab of Daan Roosegaarde and his design team in collaboration with space experts at the European Space Agency to give new perspectives on the current 8.1 million kilo's of space waste which endangers our satellite communication. The project is accompanied by an education program with more than 2000 students participating. SPACE WASTE LAB investigates how to upcycle space waste into sustainable products. Roosegaarde enables visitors to experience space waste as a potential source for new creativity, such as 3D-printing of moon habitats. The main current project is creating artificial “Shooting Stars” from captured space waste. Space waste is captured with an ESA net in a controlled re-entry. When it burns in the Earth atmosphere it creates artificial shooting stars on demand, as a replacement for the current very polluting fireworks. SPACE WASTE LAB helps to clean up space and gives a new spectacle of light and sustainable experience in 2020-2022.