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

Mr. Jean-Sébastien Ardaens from the German Space Operations Center (GSOC) of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) will hold a seminar on “Angles-Only Relative Navigation in Low Earth Orbit”.

Line-of-sight navigation is a simple and inexpensive method to rendezvous with a noncooperative object in space. Ardaens’ research investigates in detail the strengths and limitations of such a means of navigation, focusing on its practical implementation. Two experiments have been recently conducted by DLR/GSOC to provide valuable experience in orbit: ARGON (in 2012) and AVANTI (in 2016). After a description of the relative navigation systems employed to support such experiments, the presentation provides an overview of the key flight results and of the main lessons learned.

The seminar will take place the 19th of December, 12:00, at the Department of Aerospace Science and Technology. Find more information and register to the seminar (required) at the following link: