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 to integrate COMPASS scholarship and extend his visiting period at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory from September 2019 to January 2020.

Davide has joined the Outer Planet Mission Analysis (392M) section, to work under the supervision of Dr. Stefano Campagnola on the 3D flyby map. This will allow to gain new insights on transition of flyby design between the two- and three-body dynamical systems and to identify different families of resonant orbits. Possible applications of Davide’s work cover the tour design of Europa Clipper mission in its journey to uncover the mystery of the oceanic world of this Galilean moon and the construction of the endgame with high latitude landing site.