press release
Published: 21 October 2019

Surrey Space Centre to showcase work at IAC in Washington DC

By Dalitso Njolinjo

The team behind the ground-breaking RemoveDEBRIS project which demonstrated a range of Active Debris Removal technology, such as a space capture net, will be showcasing a range of exciting projects at this week’s 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Washington DC.

The University of Surrey will be at the IAC, booth 126 in the Walter E Washington Convention Centre from 21 to 25 October.

The Surrey team will be showcasing the work and expertise which has seen them become the world leader in the development and manufacturing of de-orbiting space sail technology.

The team will also be discussing the innovative work that is already under way to use small satellites to assemble powerful telescopes for planetary observation. 

Professor David Sampson, Vice-Provost for Research and Innovation at the University of Surrey, said: “I am delighted that the University of Surrey will have a presence at this prestigious space conference. Our history presents a continuum of helping to propel the space community forward – from Professor Sir Martin Sweeting’s industry shifting work on small satellites to the RemoveDEBRIS project, to supporting the spectacular growth of the local space industry through SPRINT.”


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