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IXS: Imperial in Space

Access to and use of space is of increasing national significance, but this technological advancement has become vulnerable to a critical self-inflicted threat: the presence of space debris from defunct hardware that contaminates our space environment, a high-altitude parallel to the human-induced climate change below.

Harnessing the power of AI and machine learning, we will bring together Imperial’s expertise in relevant areas (e.g., data science, machine learning, sensors, networks, sustainability, space safety and security, and space engineering), and work with industrial partners and government stakeholders to help ensure the future of space is safe, secure and sustainable.

Led by Dr Jonathan Eastwood, Professor Julie McCann, Professor Tom Pike, Dr Davide Amato, and Dr Mike Heyns.

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