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29 December 2005

UK engineering feasibility study into missions for deflecting asteroids

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in the UK is funding a three-year study (Starts: 1 June 2005, Ends: 31 October 2008, Value: £154,012) into interception and deflection strategies for asteroids found to be on a collision course with Earth. Investigators: Dr Gianmarco Radice, department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow, and Professor Colin McInnes, department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Strathclyde.

Link: Press Release

Link: Grant Summary

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