The new paper published in Acta Astronautica by Mirko Trisolini, Camilla Colombo and Yuichi Tsuda analyses target asteroids for a novel sample collection mission concept.
The paper is freely available at this link.
The Politecnico di Milano is coordinator of the European CRADLE (Collecting Asteroid-Orbiting Samples) project.
The project, carried out in collaboration with JAXA: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Università degli Studi di Padova, and D-Orbit aims to investigate novel mission concepts for sample collection without having to land or touch down.
How can we study the evolution of particle ejecta around asteroids? Can we leverage their dynamics to collect them in orbit? Check out the latest work of Mirko Trisolini presented at the 32nd JAXA Symposium on Astrodynamics and Flight Mechanics. See the results here.
Dr. Mirko Trisolini, from the COMPASS group, is carrying out a research period of 9 months at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to continue the research for the MSCA Individual Fellowship “CRADLE”. At JAXA, he will increase his experience and knowledge on asteroid exploration and sample collection, working in alongside experts from the Hayabusa2 mission.
How to model meteoroids entry? Check out a new probabilistic continuum model in the paper on Icarus by Simone Limonta, Mirko Trisolini, Stefan Frey and Camilla Colombo. The paper is freely available in Open Access at this link.
The COMPASS team attended the 7th IAA Planetary Defense Conference from 26th to 30th April 2021, held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Check out the presented e-poster about the Gravitational-magnetic tug, an investigation on combined gravitational and magnetic interaction for asteroid deflection.
In-person meetings have become a rare luxury due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That is why the International Astronautical Federation has made the 71st International Astronautical Congress – The CyberSpace Edition their first fully online congress. On 12-14 October more than 10,000 attendees joined all over the world to share the latest space developments. The COMPASS team contributed with 5 papers and videolectures.
The use of advanced Monte Carlo sampling methods for estimating the probability of asteroid impacts is discussed in a paper authored by Matteo Romano and Camilla Colombo from the COMPASS team and Matteo Losacco and Pierluigi Di Lizia from PoliMi. The publication is accessible in open access. Check it out!