Publications

Journal Papers

Conference Proceedings

  • Gonzalo J.L., Colombo C., Di Lizia P., “Introducing MISS, a new tool for collision avoidance analysis and design”, First International Orbital Debris Conference, Dec. 9-12, 2019, Sugarland, Houston, TX, USA .
  • Frey S., Colombo C., Lemmens S., “Application of density-based propagation to fragment clouds using the Starling suite”, First International Orbital Debris Conference, Dec. 9-12, 2019, Sugarland, Houston, TX, USA.
  • Contini C., Colombo, C., “Attitude and orbital dynamics fine coupling for high area-to-mass ratio satellites”, 12th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, International Academy of Astronautics, May 06-10, 2019, Berlin, http://smallsat.iaaweb.org/.
  • Contini C., Colombo C., “Attitude and orbital dynamics coupled simulator for high area-to-mass ratio satellites.”, 5th CEAS Conference on Guidance, Navigation and Control (EuroGNC), Apr. 3-5, 2019, Milan, https://www.aiaa.org/5thCEAS/.
  • Petit M., Colombo C., “Optimal deflection of resonant near-Earth objects using the b-plane”, 5th CEAS Conference on Guidance, Navigation and Control (EuroGNC), Apr. 3-5, 2019, Milan, https://www.aiaa.org/5thCEAS/.
  • Frey S., Colombo C., Lemmens S., “Interpolation and integration of phase space density for estimation of fragmentation cloud distribution”, Proceedings of the 29th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Jan. 13-17, 2019, Ka’anapali HI, USA, AAS 19-320.
  • Colombo C., Scala F., Gkolias I., “Surfing the phase space of Earth’s oblateness and third body perturbations”, Proceedings of the 29th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Jan. 13-17, 2019, Ka’anapali HI, USA, AAS 19-484.
  • Huang S., Colombo C., Alessi E.M., Hou Z., “Large Constellation De-Orbiting with Low-Thrust Propulsion”, Proceedings of the 29th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Jan. 13-17, 2019, Ka’anapali HI, USA, AAS 19-480.
  • Trisolini M., Colombo C., “A density-based approach to the propagation of re-entry uncertainties”, Proceedings of the 29th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Jan. 13-17, 2019, Ka’anapali HI, USA, AAS 19-409.
  • Losacco M., Romano M., Di Lizia P., Colombo C., Morselli A., Armellin R., Sanchez Perez J. M., “Advanced Monte Carlo Sampling Techniques for Orbital Conjunctions Analysis and NEO Impact Probability Computation”, 1st NEO and Debris Detection Conference, 22-24 Jan. 2019, ESA/ESOC, Darmstadt, Germany.
  • Gaias G., Lara M., Colombo C., “Accurate Osculating/Mean Orbital Elements Conversions for Spaceborne Formation Flying”, 27th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics, Feb. 24-26 2019, Melbourne, Australia, http://issfd.org/.
  • Trisolini M., Colombo C., “A density-based approach to the propagation of re-entry uncertainties”, 27th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics, Feb. 24-26 2019, Melbourne, Australia, http://issfd.org/.
  • Scala F., Colombo C. and Gkolias I., “Design of disposal orbits for high altitude spacecraft with a semi-analytical model”, 27th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics, Feb. 24-26 2019, Melbourne, Australia, http://issfd.org/.
  • Huang S., Colombo C., Bernelli-Zazzera F., “Orbit Raising and De-Orbit for Coplanar Satellite Constellations with Low-Thrust Propulsion”, in Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 165, pp. 95-123, Proceedings of the 4th International Academy of Astronautics Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems (DyCoSS), May 21-23, 2018, Changsha, China, AAS-18-508.
  • Menzio D., Colombo C., “An analysis of the porkchop plot for direct, multi-revolution and flyby mission”, in Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 165, pp. 1739-1755, Proceedings of the 4th International Academy of Astronautics Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems (DyCoSS), May 21-23, 2018, Changsha, China, AAS-18-621.
  • Gkolias I., Lara M., Colombo C., “An ecliptic perspective for analytical satellite theories”, Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Proceedings of the 2018 AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Aug. 19-23, 2018 Snowbird, UT, USA, AAS 18-370.
  • Gonzalo J.L., Colombo C., Di Lizia P., “Analysis and Design of Collision Avoidance Maneuvers for Passive De-Orbiting Missions,” Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Proceedings of the 2018 AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Aug. 19-23, 2018 Snowbird, UT, USA,  AAS 18-357.
  • Frey S., Colombo C., Lemmens S., “Evolution of fragmentation cloud in highly eccentric earth orbits through continuum modelling”, Proceedings of the 69th International Astronautical Congress, Oct. 1-5, 2018, Bremen, Germany, IAC-18-A6.10-C1.7.8.
  • Menzio D., Colombo C., “Adapted syzygy functions for the preliminary design of multiple gravity assisted trajectories”. Proceedings of the 69th International Astronautical Congress, Oct. 1-5, 2018, Bremen, Germany, IAC-18-C1.9.12.
  • Romano M., Colombo C., Sánchez Pérez J. M., “Efficient planetary protection analysis for interplanetary missions,” Proceedings of the 69th International Astronautical Congress, Oct. 1-5, 2018, Bremen, Germany, IAC-18-A3.5.10.
  • De Marco C., Colombo C., “End-of-life disposal design for spacecraft al libration points orbits and an interpretation of their return probability of Earth return”, Proceedings of the 69th International Astronautical Congress, Oct. 1-5, 2018, Bremen, Germany, IAC-18,C1,IP.
  • Gaias G., Colombo C., “Semi-Analytical Framework for Precise Relative Motion in Low Earth Orbits”, 7th International Conference on Astrodynamics Tools and Techniques, Nov. 6-9, 2018, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, https://indico.esa.int/event/224/.
  • Frey S., Colombo C., Lemmens S., Krag H., “Evolution of fragmentation cloud in highly eccentric orbit using representative objects”, Proceedings of the 68th International Astronautical Congress, Sep. 25-29, 2017, Adelaide, Australia, IAC-17-A6.2.6
  • Huang S., Colombo C., Bernelli-Zazzera F., “Comparative Assessment of Different Constellation Geometries for Space-Based Application,” Proceedings of the 68th International Astronautical Congress, Sep. 25-29, 2017, Adelaide, Australia, IAC-17-C1.IP.31×41252.
  • Menzio D., Colombo C., “The combined Lambert-Tisserand method applied to the single flyby problem”, Proceedings of the 68th International Astronautical Congress, Sep. 25-29, 2017, Adelaide, Australia, IAC-17-C1.IP.11×41423
  • Romano M., Colombo C., Sánchez Pérez J. M., “Verification of planetary protection requirements with symplectic methods and Monte Carlo Line Sampling” Proceedings of the 68th International Astronautical Congress, Sep. 25-29, 2017, Adelaide, Australia, IAC-17-C1.9.5
  • Benetti M., Colombo C., Ryan C., “Station-keeping with an electrospray propulsion system for low lunar polar mission on a 6U CubeSat”, Proceedings of the 68th International Astronautical Congress, Sep. 25-29, 2017, Adelaide, Australia, IAC-17-C4.6.8.
  • Colombo C., Albano M., Bertacin R., Castronuovo M. M., Gabrielli A., Perozzi E., Valsecchi G., Vellutini E., “Mission analysis for two potential asteroids threat scenarios: optimal impact strategies and technology evaluation”, Proceedings of the 68th International Astronautical Congress, Sep. 25-29, 2017, Adelaide, Australia, IAC-17- C1.7.12.
  • Benetti M., Colombo C., Ryan C., “6U CubeSat and electrospray propulsion systems to lunar orbits”, 10th IAA Symposium on the Future of Space Exploration: Towards the Moon Village and Beyond, Torino, Italy, 27-29 Jun. 2017.

Conferences, symposia and workshops (no proceedings)

  • Colombo C., Gaias A., Gkolias G., Gonzalo J. L., Miguel N., Trisolini M., Frey S., Huang S., Menzio D., Nugnes M., Romano M., “COMPASS: Control for orbit manoeuvring enhancing natural perturbations”, Numerical Models and Methods in Earth and Space Sciences, Università di Tor Vergata, Roma, Mar. 19-22. 2019, http://www.mat.uniroma2.it/Progetto/Eventi/program-mmmess19.php.
  • Colombo C., Di Lizia P., Bolsi L., Petit M., Purpura G., Albano M., Castronuovo M., Bertacin R., Gabrielli A., Perozzi E., Valsecchi G., Vellutini E., Pizzurro S., “Mission analysis for potential threat scenarios: kinetic impactor”, 12th Space Mission Planning Advisory Group (SMPAG) meeting, 56th session of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee’s of the of the United Nation Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), Feb. 13, 2019, Vienna, Austria.
  • Bolsi L., Colombo C., “Optimal Deflection of Near-Earth Objects Through a Kinetic Impactor Performing Gravity Assist”, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana, Space Mission Planning Advisory Group, Dec. 11, 2018.
  • Petit M., Colombo C., “Optimal deflection of near-Earth objects using the b-plane”, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana, Space Mission Planning Advisory Group, Dec. 11, 2018
  • Colombo C., Di Lizia P., Bolsi L., Petit M., Purpura G., Albano M., Castronuovo M., Bertacin R., Gabrielli A., Perozzi E., Valsecchi G., Vellutini E., Pizzurro S., “Mission analysis for potential threat scenarios: kinetic impactor”, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana, Space Mission Planning Advisory Group, Dec. 11, 2018
  • Colombo C., and COMPASS team, “Control for Orbit Manoeuvring through Perturbations for Application to Space Systems”, 69th International Astronautical Congress, Oct. 1-5, 2018, Bremen, Germany, Invited speaker, special Session on The European Research Council – Funding Opportunities For Bright Minds.
  • Frey S., Gkolias I., Colombo C., “Design of end-of-life of disposal manoeuvres and re-entry modelling with PlanODyn”, 7th European workshop on satellites end of life, Jan. 25, 2018, Paris, France.
  • Frey S., Colombo C., Gondelbach D., Armellin R., “Extension of the King-Hele orbital contraction method and application of the geostationary transfer orbit re-entry prediction”, 4th International Workshop on Space Debris Re-entry, Feb. 28, 2018, Darmstadt, Germany.
  • Huang S., Menzio D., “Control for Orbit Manoeuvring through Perturbations for Application to Space Systems.” Academic exchange with National University of Defence Technology, China, 24 May 2018, Changsha, China.
  • Colombo C., Frey S., Lemmens S., “Advancement of a density-based debris fragment model and application to on-orbit break-up localisation”, 36th IADC plenary meeting, Jun. 5-8, 2018, Tsukuba, Japan.
  • Gkolias I., Lara M., Colombo C., “High Earth orbits’ characterisation by Hamiltonian reduction on the ecliptic”, Perspectives in Hamiltonian Dynamics, Jun. 18-22, 2018, Venice, Italy.
  • Frey S., Colombo C., Lemmens S., “Density based modelling and indication of break-up location and epoch from fragments using backwards propagation”, 5th European Workshop on Space Debris Modelling and Remediation, Jun. 25-27, 2018, Paris, France.
  • Gkolias I., Colombo C., Lara M., “Towards a sustainable exploitation of the geosynchronous orbital region”, Seminar at the Research Centre for Astronomy and Applied Mathematics, Academy of Athens, Jul. 24 2018, Athens, Greece.
  • Gkolias I., Colombo C., Lara M., “Towards a sustainable exploitation of the geosynchronous orbital region”, A Symposium on Astrodynamics hosted by SSA-Arizona and DSRI at the University of Arizona, Aug. 28, 2018, Tucson, USA.
  • Gonzalo J.L., Colombo C., Di Lizia P. “Challenges and Possibilities in the Design of Collision Avoidance Maneuvers Involving Sails”, A Symposium on Astrodynamics hosted by SSA-Arizona and DSRI at the University of Arizona, Aug. 28, 2018, Tucson, USA.
  • Gonzalo J.L., Colombo C., Di Lizia, P., “Collision Avoidance Manoeuvre Design and Application to Passive Deorbiting Missions,” Workshop 2018 AMC70, Sep. 3-5, 2018, Pisa, Italy.
  • Miguel N., Lara M., Colombo C., “Perturbation solutions of the rotation of rigid bodies close to principal axes of inertia under gravity gradient torque”, Conference on Hamiltonian Systems and Celestial Mechanics HAMSYS 2018, Sep. 37, 2018, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Maury T., Colombo C., Trisolini M., Loubet P., Gallice A., Sonnemann G., “Assessing the impact of Space Debris on the orbital resource in LCA,” Clean Space Industrial Days, Oct. 23-25, 2018, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
  • Maury T., Colombo C., Trisolini M., Loubet P., Gallice A., Sonnemann G., “Integrating space debris modelling to environmental impact studies thanks to the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) framework,” 5th European Workshop on Space Debris Modelling and Remediation, Jun. 25-27, 2018, CNES HQ, Paris, France.
  • Maury T., Colombo C., Trisolini M., Loubet P., Gallice A., Sonnemann G., “Considering Space Debris related impacts into the LCIA Framework,” SETAC Europe Annual Meeting, May 13-17, 2018 Rome, Italy.
  • Colombo C., Petit M., Romano M., “Close encounter characterisation and deflection design for planetary protection and defence”, Between Mathematics and Astronomy
    Workshop in honour of Andrea Milani 70th Birthday
    , Università di Pisa, Dipartimento di Matematica, Pisa, Sep. 3-5, 2018, http://adams.dm.unipi.it/~2018amc70/.
  • De Marco G., Colombo C., “End-of-life disposal design for spacecraft al libration points orbits”, ESA, ESAC, Madrid, Jul. 13 2018.
  • Colombo C., Jedicke R., Koschny D., Wainscoat R., Burkert A., “Dynamical structure of asteroid belt and NEO provenance”, Near-Earth Objects: Properties, Detection, Resources, Impacts and Defending Earth Workshop, May 14 – Jun. 8, 2018, Munich Institute for Astro- and Particle Physics (MIAPP). Munich, Germany.
  • Colombo C., Jedicke R., Koschny D., Wainscoat R., Burkert A., “Asteroid deflection”, Near-Earth Objects: Properties, Detection, Resources, Impacts and Defending Earth Workshop, May 14 – Jun. 8, 2018, Munich Institute for Astro- and Particle Physics (MIAPP). Munich, Germany.
  • Colombo C., Jedicke R., Koschny D., Wainscoat R., Burkert A., “Science communication: with Giovanni Carrada, Peter Jedicke, Felicitas Mokler, Ivonne Maier”, Near-Earth Objects: Properties, Detection, Resources, Impacts and Defending Earth Workshop, May 14 – Jun. 8, 2018, Munich Institute for Astro- and Particle Physics (MIAPP). Munich, Germany.
  • Colombo C., Jedicke R., Koschny D., Wainscoat R., Burkert A., “Asteroid Missions”, Near-Earth Objects: Properties, Detection, Resources, Impacts and Defending Earth Workshop, May 14 – Jun. 8, 2018, Munich Institute for Astro- and Particle Physics (MIAPP). Munich, Germany.
  • Colombo C., Jedicke R., Koschny D., Wainscoat R., Burkert A., “Dynamics and Impact Monitoring”, Near-Earth Objects: Properties, Detection, Resources, Impacts and Defending Earth Workshop, May 14 – Jun. 8, 2018, Munich Institute for Astro- and Particle Physics (MIAPP). Munich, Germany.
  • Colombo C., Jedicke R., Koschny D., Wainscoat R., Burkert A., “White paper”, Near-Earth Objects: Properties, Detection, Resources, Impacts and Defending Earth Workshop, May 14 – Jun. 8, 2018, Munich Institute for Astro- and Particle Physics (MIAPP). Munich, Germany.
  • Colombo C., Romano M., Petit M., “Close encounter characterisation and deflection design for planetary protection and defence”, Between Mathematics and Astronomy: Workshop in honour of Andrea Milani 70th Birthday, Sep., 3-5, 2018, Pisa, Italy.
  • Colombo C., Romano M., Petit M., “Close encounter characterisation and deflection design for planetary protection and defence”, Hera Community Workshop, Nov. 15.16, 2018, Berlin, Germany.
  • Castronuovo M., Colombo C., Di Lizia P., Bolsi L., Petit M., Purpura G., Albano M., Bertacin R., Gabrielli A., Perozzi E., Valsecchi G., Vellutini E., Pizzurro S., “Mission analysis for potential threat scenarios: kinetic impactor”, 10th Space Mission Planning Advisory Group (SMPAG) meeting, 55th session of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee’s of the of the United Nation Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), Jan. 31, 2018, Vienna, Austria.
  • Colombo C., Di Lizia P., Bolsi L., Petit M., Purpura G., Albano M., Castronuovo M., Bertacin R., Gabrielli A., Perozzi E., Valsecchi G., Vellutini E., Pizzurro S.,” Mission analysis for potential threat scenarios: kinetic impactor”, 11th Space Mission Planning Advisory Group (SMPAG) meeting, International Asteroid Warning Network (IAWN) and meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences, Oct. 19, 2018, Knoxville, Tennessee.
  • Frey S., Colombo C., “Superimposition of the atmosphere density for fast and accurate semi-analytical propagation”, 3rd International workshop on Key Topics in Orbit Propagation applied to Space Situational Awareness, Jul. 25-27, 2017, ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
  • Romano M., Losacco M. Colombo C., Di Lizia P., “Estimation of impact probability of asteroids and space debris through Monte Carlo Line Sampling and Subset Simulation”, 3rd international workshop on Key Topics in Orbit Propagation applied to Space Situational Awareness, Jul. 25-27, 2017, ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
  • Langlois d’Estaintot M., Colombo C., “Numerical analysis of the effects of drag and its interaction with solar radiation pressure and Earth’s oblateness”, 3rd International workshop on Key Topics in Orbit Propagation applied to Space Situational Awareness, Jul. 25-27, 2017, ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
  • Colombo C., “Third body effect in PlanODyn: Luni-solar perturbations for missions design”, 3rd International workshop on Key Topics in Orbit Propagation applied to Space Situational Awareness, Jul. 25-27, 2017, ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
  • Frey, S., Colombo, C., “Grid-based method for the evolution of a cloud of fragments in elliptical orbit”, Satellite Dynamics and Space Missions Summer School, Aug. 28 – Sep. 2, 2017, San Martino al Cimino, Italy.
  • Romano M., Colombo C. “Planetary protection analysis for interplanetary missions”, Satellite Dynamics and Space Missions Summer School, Aug. 28 – Sep. 2, 2017, San Martino al Cimino, Italy.
  • Colombo C., “Orbit manoeuvring enhancing natural perturbations“, VII International Meeting on Celestial Mechanics CELMEC 2017, 7 Sep. 7, 2017, San Martino al Cimino, Italy, Invited speaker: video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC7PWPGyBU0&list=PL6blMYaHb-28pJOLS6qUMYpwRjJNkfrho&t=30s&index=82.
  • Colombo C., “Luni-solar perturbations for mission design in highly elliptical orbits”, Barcelona Mathematical Days, Mathematics in Space Science, Apr. 27-28, 2017.
  • Colombo C., “Luni-solar perturbations for missions design in highly elliptical orbits”, CNES HEO workshop COMET ORB, Mar. 31, 2017, Toulouse, France, https://www.comet-cnes.fr/orb.
  • Colombo C., “Planetary protection with SNAPPshot”, CCT ORB Seminar: Deep Space Missions: End of Life and Planetary Protection, Jul. 4, 2017, CNES and ESOC, Darmstadt, http://cct.cnes.fr.
  • Colombo C., “Control for Orbit Manoeuvring through Perturbations for Application to Space Systems”, ERC WEEK – ERC’s 10th anniversary, Mar. 13-15, 2017, Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy.
  • Castronuovo M., Colombo C., “Space Mission Planning Advisory Group: Reference Missions for Different NEO threat Scenarios”, 8th Space Mission Planning Advisory Group (SMPAG) meeting, 54th session of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee’s of the of the United Nation Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), Feb. 1, 2017, Vienna, Austria.