Funding awarded for sustainable space technologies
Source: The Engineer
Thursday, 13 October 2022
Companies developing technologies to help reduce the impact of human activity in space are to receive over £110,000 in funding from Nottingham University’s Aerospace Unlocking Potential (UP) programme.
Three companies are to receive funding to progress a satellite de-orbiting solution, an alternative to metal propulsion tanks, and technology to monitor, detect and analyse more complex particulates.
Space Resources Laboratory’s Project Aryabhat is developing a propulsion system that consists of a thruster, fuel tank and avionics control system that can be fitted into a satellite and deliver de-orbiting capabilities and minimising the remains left in orbit at the end of the spacecraft’s life cycle.
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