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1st Stardust Global Virtual Workshop (SGVW-1) on Asteroids and Space Debris

Glasgow, Scotland, 6-9 May 2014

In recent years it has become clear that the increasing population of space debris could lead to catastrophic consequences in the near term. Although statistically less likely to occur, an asteroid impact would have devastating consequences for our planet. 

Stardust is a unique training and research network devoted to developping and mastering techniques for asteroid and space debris monitoring, removal/deflection and exploitation. By pushing the boundaries of space research with innovative ideas and visionary concepts, Stardust will turn the threat posed by asteroids and space debris in an opportunity.

The 1st Stardust Global Virtual Workshop is an open forum to collect the latest advancements in asteroid and space debris science and technology. The workshop is open to everybody who wants to present recent results on any of the following topics:

  • Orbital and Attitude Dynamics Modelling
  • Long Term Orbit and Attitude Evolution
  • Particle Cloud Modelling and Simulation
  • Collision and Impact Modelling and Simulation
  • Re-entry Modelling and Simulation
  • Asteroid Origins and Characterisation
  • Orbit and Attitude Determination
  • Impact Prediction and Risk Analysis
  • Mission Analysis- Proximity Operations
  • Active Removal/Deflection Control Under Uncertainty
  • Active Removal/Deflection Technologies

Given the global nature of the asteroid and debris threat, institutions outside Europe can join in through internet media.



There are no registration fees but you need to submit your intention to participate by sending an email to with an abstract of 2 pages outlining the main results you intend to present.

Original full papers presented at the workshop can be submitted to the Special Issue of Advances in Space Research on:

Advances in Asteroid and Space Debris Science and Technology


Important Dates

extended to 15 March 2014: Deadline for extended abstracts submission 

extended to 31 March 2014: Authors notifications

6-9 May 2014: Global Virtual Workshop

15 September 2014: Deadline for the submission of the full paper to Advances in Space Research


Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee is formed by all the partners in the Stardust Network.

First Global Virtual Workshop

6th-9th May 2014

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom