Stardust: The Asteroid and Space Debris Training Network

May 07
Stardust is  an EU-wide program, funded by the FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITN) scheme, which will provide Europe with a first generation of decision makers, engineers and scientists that have the knowledge and capabilities to address the asteroid and space debris issue now and in the future. The overriding goal of this network is to train researchers to develop and master techniques for asteroid and space debris monitoring, removal/deflection and exploitation such that they can be applied in a real

The NEOShield Project Participates in EU Open Doors 2013

May 06
This past weekend, on Saturday, May 4th 2013, The European Union held their annual EU Open Doors at the Berlaymont Building in Brussels, Belgium. The NEOShield Project was honoured to be chosen, amongst hundreds of FP7 projects, to present its mission objectives in the ‘Research today to innovate tomorrow’ division for the public event. Berl Berlaymont Building, Brussels As NEOShield’s first attendance at EU Open Doors, the team was privileged to be exhibited alongside some

NEOShield Display at EU Open Doors 2013

May 02
On Saturday, May 4th 2013, NEOShield will present their ‘Plan to Protect the Planet’ at the European Union (EU) Open Doors Event, held at the Berlaymont Building in Brussels, Belgium. The NEOShield Project booth will be presented in the ‘Research today to innovate tomorrow’ area. Image: European Commissions In celebration of Europe Day, the EU institution invites the public to attend this open educational event to raise awareness about EU initiatives. The NEOShield Project booth

NEOShield ‘Gathers for Impact!’ at PDC 2013

Apr 29
The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) held the 2013 Planetary Defence Conference between 15-19 April 2013 at the High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. Under the theme ‘Gathering for Impact!’ scientists, engineers and policymakers discussed topics such as Near Earth Object (NEO) discoveries and characterizations, mitigation methods, as well as recent progress and future plans for planetary defence. This raised a rather ironic scenario: What if an asteroid were to impact the conference