Skip to content


Collecting Asteroid Orbiting Samples

The Project

The CRADLE project is funded by the European Union under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, as part of the Horizon2020 programme. The project aims at enabling future mission concepts for asteroids exploration and exploitation. We study the dynamics of the ejecta around the asteroids after an impact and we aim to devise mission strategies for novel mission architectures. Can we safely collect particles orbiting around a small body? What is the best strategy? Can we design an instrument to collect them? Find out more…



PoliMi Logo White