MISS, a new software suite for designing collision avoidance manoeuvres

Safe and sustainable operations in space are faced with the growing challenge of coping with the increasing utilization and deployment of space-based services, like the newest large constellations for space-based internet connectivity. Meeting this challenge requires continuous developments in the techniques and tools available to satellite operators.

In their latest article published in the Journal of Space Safety Engineering, Juan Luis Gonzalo, Camilla Colombo, and Pierluigi Di Lizia present the key features and latest developments of Manoeuvre Intelligence for Space Safety (MISS), a new software tool for the analysis and design of collision avoidance manoeuvres involving a spacecraft and a space debris. MISS leverages analytical and semi-analytical methods to offer computationally efficient models for the orbit modifications due to different control strategies, such as impulsive or low-thrust manoeuvres. The tool also allows for the computation of the time evolution of uncertainties. The published work presents several test cases showcasing the capabilities and performance of this tool.

If you want to know more, check out this new paper at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsse.2020.07.010