Centre for Future Air-Space Transportation Technology

Future Air-Space Transportation Technology

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The Centre for Future Air-Space Transportation Technology (cFASTT) is a research centre at the University of Strathclyde that was established in 2010 with the intent of revolutionising future air and space travel.

The aim of cFASTT is to perform the dedicated long-term planning and research that is required to create the space access and air transport systems of the future.

With its strong academic base, cFASTT is helping to support the promising new space-access industry that has arisen since the demise of NASA's space shuttle, and is working with Government and Industry to develop new ways of providing cost effective, efficient and reliable global transport and access to space.

 

The Centre for Future Air-Space Transportation Technology is a research centre at the University of Strathclyde that was established in 2010 with the intent of revolutionising future air and space travel. The aim is to perform the dedicated long-term planning and research that is required to create the space access and air transport systems of the future.

The University of Strathclyde is a centre for excellence in modelling hypersonic flows, particularly when the molecular nature of the gas is important. Understanding these flows is critical to predicting the heating that is experienced by spacecraft as they enter the atmosphere from outer space.

Cutting edge research is being conducted in aerodynamics and design, thermodynamics and thermo-regulation, propulsion and structures, flight dynamics and trajectory management, as well as the regulatory and operational aspects, physiological issues, and environmental and societal impacts of future air-space transportation systems.

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cFASTT open 5 new PhD studentships

Five exciting new fully-funded studentships are now open on a variety of topics related to the Centre’s mission to perform the  dedicated long-term planning and research that is required to create the space access and air transport systems of the future. The application deadline is 30 June 2014. Read more... 

Strathclyde researchers have been experiencing life on Mars

Watch the interview on Scotland Tonight with Prof Richard Brown and Martin Kubicek, a PhD student within FASTT, who spent two week in the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah.

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