Within the TeSeR team the University of Strathclyde is responsible for the initial survey and taxonomy of space debris removal technologies, high level mission analysis and development of mission requirements. These activities will be conducted within the Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory (ASCL) of the Strathclyde Space Institute.
The ASCL is an award-winning research centre undertaking frontier research on visionary space systems, delivering radically new approaches to space systems engineering to enable future space exploration and exploitation. The ASCL capabilities include spacecraft dynamics and control, end-to-end mission design, software and simulation and a growing capability in microspacecraft systems through a ground station and space hardware development facility. The laboratory also has strong links to wider institutional capabilities in spacecraft autonomy, hypersonics, advanced manufacturing, deployable structures and mission risk management.