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Massimiliano Vasile

Massimiliano Vasile

Massimiliano Vasile is an aerospace engineer at the University of Strathclyde whose work focuses on the design of space exploration missions for the European Space Agency (ESA). He has helped to pioneer the idea of laser-based asteroid defense systems.

Last updated on 12.04.2013

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Threats from Space

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Hundreds of asteroids – so-called “Near Earth Objects” – could impact the earth with devastating consequences. But scientists are already working on defensive technologies.

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