Guidance and Control for Safe Contactless Plume Impingement Operations to Detumble an Uncooperative Spacecraft

In an era where proximity operations to uncooperative objects are on the rise, our paper addresses the pressing need for advanced technology to tackle the challenges of in-orbit servicing and removal missions.

The new paper by Giacomo Borelli, Gabriella Gaias and Camilla Colombo tackled the challenges of controlling an uncooperative target rotational motion with a contactless method for a future capture. Specifically, novel guidance and control strategies during the contactless operations of plume impingement to stabilise the target are developed.