Mirko Trisolini, MSCA Researcher at DAER


The Politecnico di Milano is coordinator of the European CRADLE (Collecting Asteroid-Orbiting Samples) project.

The project, carried out in collaboration with JAXA: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Università degli Studi di Padova, and D-Orbit aims to investigate novel mission concept for asteroid exploration and sample collection missions.

The project leverages the heritage of JAXA’s mission Hyabausa2 to develop a methodology for in-orbit sample collection, without having to land or touch down: fragments are generated impacting the asteroid with a projectile and then collected while they move around the asteroid.

If you are interested in the project check it out at

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