Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

Research program to tackle asteroid, space debris manipulation

Date:
November 18, 2013
Source:
University of Strathclyde
Summary:
World-leading scientists will push the boundaries of studies on how to deflect asteroids and manipulate space debris.

World-leading scientists will push the boundaries of studies on how to deflect asteroids and manipulate space debris, as the University of Strathclyde gets set to transform international space research.

Related Articles


Led by Strathclyde, the Stardust program -- the first research-based training network of its kind -- boasts some of the world's foremost experts in the field and aims to protect the planet and space assets from catastrophic impacts.

An opening training school, being held at the University from 18-22 November, is the first step for postgraduate researchers in the Stardust initiative that will train the next generation of scientists, engineers and policy-makers from a pool of more than 100 highly-qualified applicants.

Professor Massimiliano Vasile, of the University of Strathclyde's Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, is leading Stardust. He said: "Stardust provides us with a fantastic opportunity to take forward the research capabilities we have and inspire the next generation of researchers in the field. It will push the boundaries of space research with innovative ideas and visionary concepts.

"Asteroids and space debris represent a significant hazard for space and terrestrial assets and it is becoming clear that the increasing population of space debris could lead to catastrophic consequences. But asteroids and space debris may also represent an opportunity if we had the technology to exploit them, for example debris recycling or asteroid mining. Stardust is bringing together experts from across the world to advance research and find solutions to these challenges.

"This week-long school is the opening event in the Stardust programme and the researchers who will be training are among the best students in the world. They will study a variety of topics and attend lectures delivered by leading figures in aerospace engineering, physics, computer science and applied mathematics, coming from across Europe, USA and Japan."


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by University of Strathclyde. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Cite This Page:

University of Strathclyde. "Research program to tackle asteroid, space debris manipulation." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 18 November 2013. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131118080924.htm>.
University of Strathclyde. (2013, November 18). Research program to tackle asteroid, space debris manipulation. ScienceDaily. Retrieved November 28, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131118080924.htm
University of Strathclyde. "Research program to tackle asteroid, space debris manipulation." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131118080924.htm (accessed November 28, 2014).

Share This


More From ScienceDaily



More Space & Time News

Friday, November 28, 2014

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

Scientists Find Invisible Space Shield Protecting Earth

Scientists Find Invisible Space Shield Protecting Earth

Newsy (Nov. 27, 2014) An invisible barrier is keeping dangerous super fast electrons from interfering with our atmosphere, but scientists aren't entirely sure how. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
NASA's First 3-D Printer In Space Creates Its First Object

NASA's First 3-D Printer In Space Creates Its First Object

Newsy (Nov. 26, 2014) The International Space Station is now using a proof-of-concept 3D printer to test additive printing in a weightless, isolated environment. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
Feast Your Eyes: Lamb Chop Sent Into Space from UK

Feast Your Eyes: Lamb Chop Sent Into Space from UK

Reuters - Light News Video Online (Nov. 25, 2014) Take a stab at this -- stunt video shows a lamb chop's journey from an east London restaurant over 30 kilometers into space. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Video provided by Reuters
Powered by NewsLook.com
Soyuz Spacecraft Docks With International Space Station: NASA

Soyuz Spacecraft Docks With International Space Station: NASA

AFP (Nov. 24, 2014) A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Italy's first female astronaut safely docks with the International Space Station, according to NASA. Duration: 00:40 Video provided by AFP
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:

Breaking News:

Strange & Offbeat Stories


Space & Time

Matter & Energy

Computers & Math

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile: iPhone Android Web
Follow: Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe: RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins