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Stardust Reloaded

Objective

The current amount of space debris in orbit combined with the expected increase in traffic due to future mega-constallations will have an unprecedented impact on the space environment, posing a serious question on its stability and resilience to any incident or anomalous event. Although statistically less likely to occur, an asteroid impact would have devastating consequences for our planet. Thus Stardust-R will address the growing need for a sustainable exploitation of space, the resilience of the space environment, the threat and opportunities coming from asteroids and comets and the compelling need for properly trained specialists who can tackle these issues.
The key scientific objectives are: 1) to globally characterise the dynamics of objects around the Earth to define disposal solutions, 2) to correlate spatially and temporally distant events and families of debris to their parent object, 3) to quantify uncertainty in celestial mechanics to accurately predict the probability of impact and collision and quantify the resilience of space systems and environment, 4) to develop AI tools and methods for space traffic management, 5) to define a criticality index for small asteroids to identify the need for exploration/characterisation, the possibility for exploitation and the method of deflection, 6) to develop a new distribution model for small size asteroids, 7) to develop systems and algorithms to explore and land on minor bodies with autonomous nano-spacecraft.
These objectives will be achieved via 15 projects developed by 15 Early Stage Researchers who will be trained in math phyisics, computer science and aerospace engineering to provide effective solutions to make the space environment resilient, space exploitation sustainable, learn more about minor bodies and ultimately protect Earth and our space assets.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/planetary science/celestial mechanics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/planetary science/meteors
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 606 345,12

Participants (13)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 522 999,36
Address
Via Cracovia 50
00133 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITATEA ALEXANDRU IOAN CUZA DIN IASI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 219 591,36
Address
Bulevardul Carol I 11
700506 Iasi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEIMOS SPACE SOCIEDAD LIMITADA UNIPERSONAL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 250 904,88
Address
Ronda De Poniente, Edificio Fiteni Vi, 2, 2º 19
28760 Tres Cantos (Madrid)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 261 499,68
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 522 999,36
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR KUNSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Trippstadter Strasse 122
67663 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Calle Einstein 3 Ciudad Univ Cantoblanco Rectorado
28049 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ACADEMY OF ATHENS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 243 017,64
Address
Panepistimiou Ave. 28
10679 Athens
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 217 825,56
Address
Studentski Trg 16
11000 Belgrade
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 88 539,96
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HYPERION TECHNOLOGIES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 177 079,92
Address
Vlinderweg 2
2623 AX Delft
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 250 904,88
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (9)

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM
United States
Address
Colorado Street 601
78701 2982 Austin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS
United States
Address
660 S Mill Avenue Centerpoint 312
85281 Tempe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kyoto University
Japan
Address
36-1, Yoshida-honmachi, Sakyo-ku
Kyoto
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY
France
Address
24 Rue Du General Bertrand
75007 Paris
Activity type
Other
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Gunnels Wood Road
SG1 2AS Stevenage
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE NATIONAL D'ETUDES SPATIALES - CNES
France
Address
Place Maurice Quentin 2
75039 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations