The Stardust Reloaded project, led by Professor Massimiliano Vasile of the University of Strathclyde, is a €4M, four year network through the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme. The goal of the European research and training network is to explore and beneficially exploit interplanetary objects, such as asteroids, and Earth-orbiting objects, such as space debris, making the use of outer space sustainable now and far into the future. Turning threats into possibilities.


The Stardust-R Network is committed to engaging with diverse audiences to explain and promote the research being undertaken by the ESRs within the Network, and to demonstrate the value of this research to the world.


Stardust-R will address the growing need for a global space traffic management system, sustainable exploitation of space, the resilience of the space environment, the threat and opportunities coming from asteroids and comets.


Training, by research, a new generation of scientists and engineers to develop technologies and effective solutions to critical and emerging problems in planetary defence, and the sustainable exploitation of space.


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