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

Join the 2nd International Stardust Conference (STARCON-2) on 7-11 November 2022 at ESTEC in The Netherlands, or live online.
The week long event will share methods and results generated over the past four years within Stardust-R and from the global scientific community through two parallel symposium with 21 keynote lectures and over 120 technical presentations. Registration is free.


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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