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.
This workshop focuses on formation-flying and satellite constellation missions, addressing topics related to guidance navigation and control (GNC), instrumentation, space traffic management, mission analysis and design, artificial intelligence, machine learning, simulation, and optimization. Keynotes have been given by Prof. D’Amico (Stanford University), Prof. Jah (University of Texas at Austin), Dr. Maclay (OneWeb), and Prof. McInnes (University of Glasgow), respectively on formation flying missions, space traffic management, large constellations, and swarms of Chipsats.
Gabriella Gaias presented her paper “Precise Line-of-Sight Modelling for Angles-Only Relative Navigation”, which describes an analytical tool to support spaceborne navigation systems that process angles-only observations in low Earth orbit.
Simeng Huang presented her paper “Trade-Off Study on Large Constellation De-Orbiting with Low-Thrust and De-Orbiting Balloons”, in which an efficient large constellation de-orbiting strategy is proposed, motivated by the recent achievements by our group within the project ReDSHIFT.