Welcome to Stardust

Asteroid and space debris research and training network


Research at the Edge of Tomorrow


Training the next generation to guarantee tomorrow


Facilitating public engagement with science

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Earth About Us

What is Stardust?

Asteroids and space debris represent a significant hazard for space and terrestrial assets; at the same time asteroids represent also an opportunity. 

Earth Research

At the Edge of Tomorrow

The desirable life cycle for both asteroids and space debris demonstrates that a number of underpinning technologies needs to be developed to mitigate the risk posed by both types of objects.

Earth Training

For our Future

Industry would need to work in close collaboration with academia and, given the global threat represented by both asteroids and space debris, also with decision makers in agencies and governments.

Earth Outreach

Facilitating Engagement

Stardust is a non-profit European Commission funded project whose main aims are education, training and research. As such it is important to us that we engage with people everywhere we can.
As part of our Outreach activities we will be presenting workshops and exhibitions to the public in various locations.

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Stardust on BBC Stargazing Live

We at Stardust are over the moon to be included on BBC’s Stargazing Live programme this Thursday, 14th January 2016.


IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence 25-29 July 2016
Special Session on Computational Intelligence in Aerospace Science and Engineering
IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence
25-29 July, 2016, Vancouver, Canada

Stardust Co-ordinator's TEDx talk
For everyone who was not able to attend in person, Prof Massimiliano Vasile's TEDx talk from University of Strathclyde's 'Pushing the Boundaries' event is now available online.Read more...