Join the Team – STARDUST-R Andrea Milani Challenge

Want to have a taste of what the current Space Engineering research panorama looks like? Ready to work in an international team to compete for a prize in front of a jury of world-renown scientists? Well, then hear this.

Stardust Reloaded is a European research project to explore and exploit asteroids and make the use of space sustainable. Starting June, the Stardust-R network is organizing the Andrea Milani Challenge, in which teams of students and researchers led by one of the Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) involved in the project will participate in two categories: space debris removal and asteroid deflection.

Pelayo Peñarroya, PhD student at PhD Aero Uc3M, is ESR-14. He is working at Deimos Space researching on Intelligent Navigation and Control System for Minor Celestial Body Descent and Ascent. He will be competing in this challenge working on the asteroid deflection challenge. To do that he needs a team of students and researchers (from BSc to PhD, the important requirement is that you are enrolled on a University) composed of 6 to 8 people. He will be looking for candidates among some of the top Universities in Europe, and UC3M could not be missed.

All the details are summed up here:

If you are interested, do not hesitate to reach out him at with your current studies/research lines, the role you would like to have in such a team, and any other doubt you might have about it.

Thanks a lot, looking forward to hearing from you!

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