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  • Publication of an article on precise line-of-sight modelling for relative navigation

    June 16, 2020 Publication of an article on precise line-of-sight modelling for relative navigation

    An analytical model of the line-of-sight to a target satellite for relative navigation applications is outlined in a paper authored by Gabriella Gaias and Camilla Colombo from the COMPASS team. The publication is accessible in open access. Check it out!

  • Master Class at PoliMi on Marie Curie Application

    May 12, 2020 Master Class at PoliMi on Marie Curie Application

    Want to join us at Politecnico di Milano and #research about #Space? Apply to take part to the second edition of the Master Class dedicated to possible candidates to #MSCA (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions) - European Individual Fellowship program. Deadline 24th May2020! #MSCAPOLIMI2020 #COMPASS_ERC #polimi

  • COMPASS and Space Enable from MIT on a webinar on sustainability

    May 7, 2020
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    Prof. Danielle Wood from Space Enable MIT Media Lab and Prof. Camilla Colombo from COMPASS talk about “Sustainability in Space and on Earth” on a webinar co-organized by the Italian Space Agency and the US Consulate in Milan.

  • When science meets art: A Salient Earth

    May 5, 2020 When science meets art: A Salient Earth

    “A Salient Earth” is an art project by Sarah Ceravolo about the sustainability of space and particularly the space debris problem. A vivid colormap from our recent publications was used in the project.

  • Predicting the vulnerability of spacecraft components: modelling debris impact effects through vulnerable zones

    April 16, 2020 Predicting the vulnerability of spacecraft components: modelling debris impact effects through vulnerable zones

    A new journal article by Mirko Trisolini assesses the effects of hypervelocity space debris impacts on satellites through a geometrically based probabilistic approach.

  • Publication of an article on precise models of the relative dynamics in low Earth orbits

    April 9, 2020 Publication of an article on precise models of the relative dynamics in low Earth orbits

    A practical analytical framework for precise relative motion in low Earth orbits is outlined in a paper authored by Gabriella Gaias and Camilla Colombo from the COMPASS team.

  • Willer Gomes dos Santos delivers a seminar about the small satellite projects of the ITA Space Center

    February 17, 2020 Willer Gomes dos Santos delivers a seminar about the small satellite projects of the ITA Space Center

    Prof. Willer Gomes dos Santos, from the Space Center (CEI) of the Brazilian Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA), delivered a seminar this Monday, 17 Feburary 2020, at PoliMi’s Department of Aerospace Science and Technology. In the seminar, he gave an overview of the present and future small satellite projects of the CEI.

  • Matteo Romano’s PhD Defence

    February 12, 2020 Matteo Romano’s PhD Defence

    Matteo Romano successfully defended his PhD thesis “Orbit propagation and uncertainty modelling for planetary protection compliance verification” at Politecnico di Milano, to be awarded the degree of Doctor.

  • Davide Menzio‘s PhD Defence

    February 12, 2020 Davide Menzio‘s PhD Defence

    Davide Menzio successfully defended his PhD thesis “Search-grid applications for trajectory design in presence of flyby” at Politecnico di Milano, to be awarded the degree of Doctor.

  • COMPASS team inspires the next generation of scientists

    February 11, 2020 COMPASS team inspires the next generation of scientists

    The COMPASS team presented its research about “Sustainable Space for Smart Life” to students from Stendhal Elementary School in an interactive lecture aimed to inspire the young scientists of the future.

  • Jean-Sébastien Ardaens delivers a seminar on angles-only relative navigation

    December 19, 2019 Jean-Sébastien Ardaens delivers a seminar on angles-only relative navigation

    Mr. Jean-Sébastien Ardaens from DLR/GSOC delivered a seminar this Thursday, 19 December 2019, at PoliMi’s Department of Aerospace Science and Technology. Invited by the COMPASS project, he discussed about recent developments and on-orbit experiments on angles-only relative navigation in low Earth orbit.

  • Davide Menzio’s research stay extension at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    December 17, 2019 Davide Menzio’s research stay extension at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    Davide Menzio, from the COMPASS team, was awarded with the Ermenegildo Zegna Founder’s scholarship and extended his research period at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory until January 2020, where he will increase his “on the field” experience and improve the existing tools with the latest developments of his research on trajectory design and optimization.

  • COMPASS visiting the University of Texas

    December 13, 2019 COMPASS visiting the University of Texas

    Kindly hosted by Dr. Brandon Jones and Dr. Ryan Russel, Camilla and Stefan gave a seminar at the University of Texas on 13 December. They presented the COMPASS project with a focus on space debris and its modelling.

  • COMPASS at the first International Orbital Debris Conference

    December 12, 2019 COMPASS at the first International Orbital Debris Conference

    Stefan and Camilla of the COMPASS group attended the first International Orbital Debris Conference (IOC) in Christmassy Sugarland, TX, USA. They presented the new tools their team developed for optimising collision avoidance manoeuvres and estimating the evolution and implications of on-orbit fragmentation clouds.

  • Moon landing exhibition in Milan

    December 6, 2019 Moon landing exhibition in Milan

    On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing, an exhibition is taking place in Milan to celebrate the event.

  • Seminar of Jean-Sébastien Ardaens on angles-only relative navigation

    December 3, 2019 Seminar of Jean-Sébastien Ardaens on angles-only relative navigation

    Upcoming seminar on “Angles-Only Relative Navigation in Low Earth Orbit” by Mr. Jean-Sébastien Ardaens – DLR/GSOC, on 19 December 2019, 12:00, at the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology.

  • Open PhD position in Aerospace Engineering

    December 2, 2019 Open PhD position in Aerospace Engineering

    The PhD position entitled “N-Satellite Formation-Flying for Interferometry Applications in Low Earth Orbits” is now open in the COMPASS research group. Application deadline 06/Dec/2019.

  • Publication of an article on the long-term attitude stability of quasi-rhombic-pyramid-shaped solar sails

    November 28, 2019 Publication of an article on the long-term attitude stability of quasi-rhombic-pyramid-shaped solar sails

    The long-term stability of shuttercock-like solar sails is studied in a paper authored by Narcís Miguel and Camilla Colombo from the COMPASS team.

  • COMPASS will participate in DAER’s OpenLabs 2019

    November 26, 2019 COMPASS will participate in DAER’s OpenLabs 2019

    COMPASS is taking part in DAER OpenLabs 2019! Come visit our stand this Saturday, November 30, at Politecnico di Milano’s Bovisa campus.

  • COMPASS parteciperà ai DAER OpenLabs 2019

    November 26, 2019 COMPASS parteciperà ai DAER OpenLabs 2019

    COMPASS parteciperà ai DAER OpenLabs 2019!

  • Inaugural Lecture of 157th Academic Year of Politecnico di Milano

    November 11, 2019
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    Check out the Inaugural Lecture for the Opening of the 157th Academic Year of Politecnico di Milano by Camilla Colombo on “Satellites and Space Debris: Services from Space in a more sustainable world”.

  • Mirko Trisolini and Simeng Huang at PoliMoon 2019

    October 29, 2019 Mirko Trisolini and Simeng Huang at PoliMoon 2019

    Mirko Trisolini and Simeng Huang of the COMPASS team participated to the PoliMoon event at the Planetario of Milan.

  • COMPASS at the 70th International Astronautical Congress

    October 26, 2019 COMPASS at the 70th International Astronautical Congress

    The COMPASS team attended the 70th International Astronautical Congress hosted at the Walter E. Convention Center in Washington, D.C., 21-25 October 2019. COMPASS members presented their latest developments in spacecraft trajectory optimisation, modelling and risk analysis for space debris, and orbital dynamics.

  • NASA SpaceApps 2019

    October 20, 2019 NASA SpaceApps 2019

    The COMPASS team organised the 2019 NASA SpaceApps Challenge in Milan with the support of PoliMi, DAER, US Consulate of Milan, and Fondazione Politecnico.

  • COMPASS is back at MeetMeTonight 2019!

    September 27, 2019 COMPASS is back at MeetMeTonight 2019!

    Come and visit our stand “COMPASS: Sustainable Space for Smart Life” at MeetMeTonight 2019, on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 at the Indro Montanelli gardens in Milan! You will learn how to deflect asteroids, avoid space debris, and control large satellite constellations, and you will embark for a trip to the Moon while navigating through the junk orbiting all around the Earth!

  • Mirko Trisolini speaking about MMT19 at Radio2 show Caterpillar

    September 26, 2019 Mirko Trisolini speaking about MMT19 at Radio2 show Caterpillar

    Mirko Trisolini of the COMPASS team participated to the radio show Caterpillar about the participation to the European Researchers’ Night (MeetMeTonight)

  • Showing the importance of scientific research at the 2019 European Research and Innovation Days

    September 26, 2019 Showing the importance of scientific research at the 2019 European Research and Innovation Days

    The COMPASS team took part in the 2019 European Research and Innovation Days, celebrated in Brussels on 24-26 September. Together with other ERC-funded projects, we met stakeholders and policymakers to stress the importance of scientific research for Europe’s future.

  • COMPASS at the XXV AIDAA International Congress

    September 12, 2019 COMPASS at the XXV AIDAA International Congress

    Giacomo Borelli, Alessandro Masat and Matteo Nicoli presented their master thesis work developed within the COMPASS group at the XXV International Congress of the Italian Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIDAA) held at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”.

  • Davide Menzio at AAS/AIAA summer meeting

    August 14, 2019 Davide Menzio at AAS/AIAA summer meeting

    Davide Menzio of the COMPASS team is attending the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference to present his work on the spatial flyby map performed at JPL under the supervision of Dr. Stefano Campagnola.

  • Chinese Teenager Popular Science Seminar

    July 31, 2019 Chinese Teenager Popular Science Seminar

    Simeng Huang and Lincheng Li gave a Chinese Teenager Popular Science Seminar on “An Overview of Space Missions”, stimulating teenager’s interest in space science.

  • COMPASS at the 5th International Symposium on Solar Sailing (ISSS2019)

    July 30, 2019 COMPASS at the 5th International Symposium on Solar Sailing (ISSS2019)

    Narcís Miguel from the COMPASS team participated in the 5th International Symposium on Solar Sailing (ISSS2019).

  • COMPASS at the 10th International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    July 25, 2019 COMPASS at the 10th International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    The COMPASS team attended the 10th International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with recent developments on low-thrust station-keeping for satellite constellation at inclined geosynchronous orbits.

  • DAER summer reunion

    July 23, 2019 DAER summer reunion

    Another academic year came and went. Time really flies, so what better location for the annual reunion of the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology than the Aero Club Como? DAER staff, friends and students gathered at the shore of lake Como to enjoy an afternoon of music, food and even sea plane flights.

  • 10th International Workshop on Satellite Constellations and Formation Flying

    July 19, 2019 10th International Workshop on Satellite Constellations and Formation Flying

    From 17 to 19 July, our Gabriella Gaias and Simeng Huang attended the 10th International Workshop on Satellite Constellations and Formation Flying, hosted at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. Gabriella presented a new tool for spaceborne navigation systems based only on angular observations, and Simeng proposed an efficient strategy for the de-orbiting of large constellations.

  • Davide Menzio’s research stay at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    July 17, 2019 Davide Menzio’s research stay at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

    Davide Menzio, from the COMPASS team, is carrying out a research period at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he will increase his “on the field” experience and improve the existing tools with the latest developments of his research on trajectory design and optimization.

  • Research stay at the European Space Operations Centre

    July 8, 2019 Research stay at the European Space Operations Centre

    Stefan Frey and Matteo Romano from the COMPASS team are carrying out their last visiting periods at the European Space Operations Centre of ESA, where they will once more work “on the field” to improve the existing tools with the latest developments from their researches.

  • The new president of the Italian Space Agency visits PoliMi

    July 4, 2019 The new president of the Italian Space Agency visits PoliMi

    Being Italy’s leading academic institution in aerospace engineering, Politecnico di Milano has many projects with the Agenzia Spaziale Italiana. As a testament of this long relation, the new president of ASI Giorgio Saccoccia visited our Department of Aerospace Science and Technology this Thursday. The COMPASS team introduced him to our virtual reality tools for outreach activities, aimed at raising awareness about the challenges and benefits of space utilization.

  • COMPASS at the Wold Economic Forum

    July 3, 2019 COMPASS at the Wold Economic Forum

    Camilla Colombo was selected to attend the Annual Meeting of the New Champions of the World Economic Forum in Dalian, China as part of the delegation of the ERC.

  • ESA’s Space Engineering and Technology Final Presentation Days

    July 3, 2019 ESA’s Space Engineering and Technology Final Presentation Days

    Every year, the European Space Agency organizes its Space Engineering and Technology Final Presentation Days, a remarkable occasion to look back on the recent achievements from its technology programmes. This year, the event took place 2-4 July at ESTEC, with ESOC joining on 3 July. Juan Luis Gonzalo from COMPASS was on ESOC to present our recent work on the use of sails and tethers as passive deorbiting devices, developed in collaboration with 4 other European partners.

  • COMPASS at the 8th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences

    July 3, 2019 COMPASS at the 8th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences

    The COMPASS team attended the 8th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences to present recent developments on low-thrust geostationary station-keeping.

  • COMPASS at the New Trends in Celestial Mechanics (NTCM) Conference

    June 28, 2019 COMPASS at the New Trends in Celestial Mechanics (NTCM) Conference

    Narcís Miguel from the COMPASS team participated in the Conference New Trends in Celestial Mechanics (NTCM), in a special session dedicated to applied problems.

  • Excited about science? COMPASS joins the ERC at Ecsite 2019

    June 8, 2019 Excited about science? COMPASS joins the ERC at Ecsite 2019

    As complex as scientific research can be, getting the general public excited about science can be even more challenging. This is why the annual conference of the European network of science centres and museums (Ecsite) is a must-attend event to all professionals working to engage audiences with science and technology. The European Research Council joined the event for the very first time this year, and they invited the COMPASS team to come along.

  • Publication of an article on satellite coverage area determination modelling Earth as an ellipsoid

    May 29, 2019 Publication of an article on satellite coverage area determination modelling Earth as an ellipsoid

    A journal article led by Marco Nugnes of the COMPASS team presents a new refined procedure for the determination of the coverage area in view of an orbiting satellite, modelling the Earth’s surface as an oblate ellipsoid of rotation instead of the classical perfect sphere.

  • Publication of article on the sustainable exploitation of the geosynchronous orbit

    May 24, 2019 Publication of article on the sustainable exploitation of the geosynchronous orbit

    Are we done with GEO? Check some fresh ideas that could lead to a sustainable exploitation of the geosynchronous orbital region in the new paper by Ioannis Gkolias & Camilla Colombo funded by ReDSHIFT H2020 project.

  • Mirko Trisolini PhD Viva

    May 23, 2019 Mirko Trisolini PhD Viva

    Mirko Trisolini had his PhD Viva and successfully defended his PhD thesis at the University of Southampton to be awarded the degree of Doctor.

  • Seminar by Prof. Baojun Pang on the space debris environment

    May 14, 2019 Seminar by Prof. Baojun Pang on the space debris environment

    Prof. Baojun Pang, from the Harbin Institute of Technology (China), visited Politecnico di Milano to meet the COMPASS group. He delivered a seminar on the space debris environment, showcasing the destructive power of space debris and recapping assistants on the latest updates of the Space Debris Environment Engineering Model (SDEEM 2019).

  • Publication of article on the extension of the King-Hele contraction method

    May 13, 2019 Publication of article on the extension of the King-Hele contraction method

    An article presenting parts of the research conducted in the COMPASS group is being published in the Advances in Space Research journal. The paper shows how to improve the accuracy of semi-analytically propagated orbits – especially highly eccentric ones – perturbed by atmospheric drag.

  • Participation at the 37th IADC meeting at ASI, Rome

    May 10, 2019 Participation at the 37th IADC meeting at ASI, Rome

    The Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee (IADC) was meeting in Rome for the 37th time to discuss the space debris issue. Bringing in the expertise of the COMPASS group, Stefan was participating within the ASI delegation.

  • Great success of the Open Day of the European Institutions

    May 7, 2019 Great success of the Open Day of the European Institutions

    Last Saturday, May 4, citizens across Europe had a very special appointment at the annual Open Day of the European Institutions. The COMPASS team could not miss this change to show the general public how EU/ERC-funded research changes their lives for the better, approaching visitors to the benefits and challenges of space use and exploration.

  • Visit the COMPASS stand at the Open Day of the European Institutions this Saturday in Brussels

    May 2, 2019 Visit the COMPASS stand at the Open Day of the European Institutions this Saturday in Brussels

    The annual Open Day of the European Institutions is a unique opportunity to learn about what the European Union does for its citizens. This year, the COMPASS team will take part in the event at the ERC headquarters in Brussels.

  • Seminar by Dr. Yang Yang from RMIT

    April 30, 2019 Seminar by Dr. Yang Yang from RMIT

    Dr. Yang Yang from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology visited the COMPASS team and held a seminar at the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology.

  • CanSat Italy Competition

    April 28, 2019 CanSat Italy Competition

    The COMPASS team participated to the CanSat Italy competition as part of the judging commission.

  • COMPASS at the 4th KePASSA workshop

    April 26, 2019 COMPASS at the 4th KePASSA workshop

    The COMPASS team at the 4th KePASSA workshop, the best place to talk about astrodynamics tool and techniques applied to space situational awareness.

  • PoliMi Open Day 2019

    April 6, 2019 PoliMi Open Day 2019

    Choosing which degree to pursue is a defining moment for any student. Among the nearly countless options, which one is the best for you? On Saturday, April 6, PoliMi opened its doors to hundreds of teenagers facing this dilemma. And the COMPASS team was there, to show that the University is way more than lectures and exams.

  • Storie Politecniche – meet the women in STEM

    March 22, 2019 Storie Politecniche – meet the women in STEM

    Storie Politecniche – An event where female researchers in STEM speak with young women in the process to choose their field of study. Gabriella Gaias from the COMPASS team took part of this outreach activity.

  • The challenge of planetary protection

    March 7, 2019 The challenge of planetary protection

    The interest for planetary protection doesn’t reach only space agencies and space enthusiast. The COMPASS group is doing research to make designing interplanetary missions more compliant to regulations.

  • A life cycle assessment approach to the environmental impact of Space Debris

    March 7, 2019 A life cycle assessment approach to the environmental impact of Space Debris

    A new journal article led by Thibaut Maury, from the Université de Bordeaux, assesses the environmental impact of Space Debris using the Life Cycle Assessment approach. Camilla Colombo and Mirko Trisolini from the COMPASS team are coauthors of this work.

  • COMPASS at the 27th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics

    February 26, 2019 COMPASS at the 27th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics

    The COMPASS team attended the 27th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics with 3 contributions on space-debris related topics.

  • COMPASS contributing to the work by the Space Mission Planning Advisory Group on asteroid missions

    February 13, 2019 COMPASS contributing to the work by the Space Mission Planning Advisory Group on asteroid missions

    COMPASS is contributing to the Space Mission Planning Advisory Group (SMPAG) technical work on asteroid missions for planetary defense.

  • ReDSHIFT Project Final Conference Invitation

    January 31, 2019 ReDSHIFT Project Final Conference Invitation

    The ReDSHIFT Final Conference will take place in Florence on March 13 - 14, 2019 at the Auditorium di Santa Apollonia.

  • COMPASS at the ESA NEO and Debris Detection Conference

    January 24, 2019 COMPASS at the ESA NEO and Debris Detection Conference

    Matteo Romano from the COMPASS team and Matteo Lo Sacco attended the ESA NEO and Debris Detection Conference presenting a poster on orbital conjunctions analysis and NEO impact probability computation.

  • COMPASS at the 29th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting

    January 17, 2019 COMPASS at the 29th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting

    The COMPASS team attended the AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting with 4 contributions on space-debris related topics.

  • NASA SpaceApps in Milan

    October 22, 2018 NASA SpaceApps in Milan

    The 2018 NASA SpaceApps Challenge in Milano was a great success! A total of 171 participants worked for almost 48 straight hours to produce some outstanding projects and ideas.

  • The COMPASS team at the 69th International Astronautical Congress

    October 1, 2018 The COMPASS team at the 69th International Astronautical Congress

    The COMPASS team is taking part to the 69th International Astronautical Congress in Bremen, Germany. Camilla Colombo, Davide Menzio, Stefan Frey and Matteo Romano are attending this year’s IAC to present their works in front of the thousands of researchers from the international community that will be in Bremen from the 1st to the 5th of October.

  • A journey through space at COMPASS control center in MeetMeTonight 2018

    September 29, 2018 A journey through space at COMPASS control center in MeetMeTonight 2018

    For the second year in a row COMPASS joined MeetMeTonight, Milan’s celebration of the “Researchers Night”. Hundreds of visitors of all ages stepped into our control room September 28-29, discovering about the daily services provided by satellites, the risks posed by space debris and the challenges of interplanetary travel. And if this were not enough, this year we introduced a brand-new virtual reality tour among all the manmade objects orbiting Earth.

  • A Symposium on Astrodynamics at the University of Arizona

    August 28, 2018 A Symposium on Astrodynamics at the University of Arizona

    Continuing with their US tour, COMPASS members Ioannis Gkolias, Juan Luis Gonzalo and Narcis Miguel travel south from the mountains of Salt Lake City to Tucson, to speak at a Symposium on Astrodynamics hosted by Profs. Aaron Rosengren and Roberto Furfaro of the University of Arizona.

  • COMPASS at the 2018 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference

    August 23, 2018 COMPASS at the 2018 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference

    The 2018 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference was held 19-23 August at the Snowbird resort, up in the mountains of Utah. COMPASS team members Ioannis Gkolias, Juan Luis Gonzalo and Narcis Miguel climbed their way to the summit to present their latest research on satellite dynamical theory, satellite disposal and collision avoidance.

  • COMPASS at the 5th European Workshop on Space Debris Modeling and Remediation

    July 27, 2018 COMPASS at the 5th European Workshop on Space Debris Modeling and Remediation

    The COMPASS group participated in the 5th European Workshop on Space Debris Modeling and Remediation at CNES headquarters in Paris, France.

  • Ioannis Gkolias’ seminar in Academy of Athens

    July 24, 2018 Ioannis Gkolias’ seminar in Academy of Athens

    Ioannis Gkolias from the COMPASS group gave a seminar at the Academy of Athens presenting his work on a sustainable use of the geosynchronous orbital region.

  • Stefan Frey gives a seminar at Tsinghua University

    July 19, 2018 Stefan Frey gives a seminar at Tsinghua University

    Stefan Frey of the COMPASS team gave a seminar at the Tsinghua University, Beijing, regarding the space debris issue: “Orbit evolution of space debris: modelling and applications”, co-authored by Stefan Frey and Camilla Colombo.

  • MIAPP at Asteroid Day

    June 30, 2018

    June 30 was Asteroid day 2018 and ESA/ESO made a two-hour webcast. About 10 minutes were also spent on the MIAPP workshop "Near-Earth Objects".

  • COMPASS at the 5th IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for Aerospace

    June 22, 2018 COMPASS at the 5th IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for Aerospace

    During the 5th IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for Aerospace, Marco Nugnes presented his work about the development of an engineering tool to optimise the number of operative satellites of a generic GNSS constellation considering the effects of failure modes on the coverage performance.

  • COMPASS at PolimiOpenLabs for STEMintheCity 2018

    April 14, 2018 COMPASS at PolimiOpenLabs for STEMintheCity 2018

    On Saturday 14, COMPASS participates in PolimiOpenLabs, one of the several activities organized by Politecnico di Milano within the STEMintheCity initiative of the City of Milan, to promote the STEM culture and address gender gaps in these fields.

  • COMPASS at the 7th Satellites End of Life Workshop at CNES

    January 25, 2018 COMPASS at the 7th Satellites End of Life Workshop at CNES

    COMPASS participated in the 7th Satellites End of Life Workshop, organized by CNES in Paris, France.

  • COMPASS joins MeetMeTonight 2017

    September 30, 2017 COMPASS joins MeetMeTonight 2017

    Every September, citizens around Europe are invited to a very special date with science at the “Researchers Night”, and the city of Milan joins the celebrations organizing its MeetMeTonight event. COMPASS participates for the first time this year by opening our own space control room for space enthusiasts, science lovers and curious citizens to visit.

  • The COMPASS team at the 68th International Astronautical Congress

    September 29, 2017 The COMPASS team at the 68th International Astronautical Congress

    The COMPASS team is taking part to the 68th International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia. Camilla Colombo, Davide Menzio, Stefan Frey, Matteo Romano, Simeng Huang and Ioannis Gkolias are attending this year’s IAC to present their works in front of the thousands of researchers from the international community that will be in Adelaide from the 25th to the 29th of September.

  • COMPASS at the 7th CELMEC and the 1st SDSM summer school

    September 9, 2017 COMPASS at the 7th CELMEC and the 1st SDSM summer school

    The COMPASS group participated in the 1st Satellite Dynamics and Space Missions summer school and the 7th International Meeting on Celestial Mechanics, that took place in San Martino al Cimino, in Viterbo, Italy.