Tyndall National Institute have been working in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA) since 1988 on a variety of contracts and research projects.
In September 2016, ESA further cemented their relationship with the Tyndall National Institute when they launched the ESA Space Solutions Centre Ireland at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork. More information on this programme can be found in our earlier news item http://www.corksmartgateway.ie/esa-launchpad-for-irish-space-start-ups-unveiled-at-tyndall/ or via the dedicated European Space Solutions Website at http://www.esaspacesolutions.ie/
While the ESA Space Solutions Centre is looking at how entrepreneurs can find terrestrial applications for space technologies, researchers at Tyndall already have a history of developing and deploying successful groundbreaking space technologies. For example, a team led by Tyndall’s Dr Aleksandar Jaksic have developed a mobile, personal radiation dosimetry which was tested on the Soyuz spacecraft last year and was subsequently deployed permanently in June. The team at Tyndall are now trying to increase the monitor’s sensitivity to explore other applications including medical applications.
A recent special report published by the Irish Examiner highlights this and other groundbreaking space technologies and the full article is available through the following link and well worth reading to learn more about the cutting edge research that is taking place in Cork and its far reaching impact.