Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Palmroth, Minna
Organisation HY
Project title
Finnish Centre of Excellence in Research of Sustainable Space
Decision No. 312351
Decision date 10.01.2018
Funding period 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2021
Funding 516 136
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Project description
Space is an emerging megatrend. Increasing number of satellites threaten the sustainable use of space, as without removal, space debris will make critical orbits unusable. A central factor affecting spacecraft lifetime is the radiation environment, which is unpredictable due to an incomplete understanding of plasma dynamics. We combine top Finnish assets in space physics and debris to make an international paradigm change in the sustainable utilisation of space. We will build a next-generation radiation-tolerant nanosatellite fleet to advance the understanding of radiation environment to an unprecedented level. We demonstrate sustainability by bringing our spacecraft back to the atmosphere. We perform cutting-edge experimental analysis utilising international space missions and use the world’s best supercomputer modelling tools. We will exploit top-tier science to secure safe orbits for the future, and revolutionise experimental space physics based on nanosatellites.