In a space environment with an ever-growing satellite population, the latest paper by Eduardo Polli, Juan Luis Gonzalo and Camilla Colombo eases studies in the context of Space Situational Awareness, by developing an algorithm capable of assessing the average collision probability between an object subjected to continuous tangential thrust, and tens of thousands of constellations’ satellites, all within milli-seconds. Available here.
The COMPASS group participated to the 72nd International Astronautical Congress this October in Dubai, UAE.
The COMPASS members participating contributed to the technical programme of the congress with several presentation on topics such as space debris, collision avoidance, asteroid ejecta dynamics, formation flying and active debris removal, and sustainability of space. For more info on the research works presented at the congress visit our LinkedIn page.
The long-delayed 11th International ESA Conference on Guidance, Navigation & Control Systems is finally here, in a pandemics-friendly virtual format. Our Juan Luis Gonzalo is taking part of the conversation, presenting new algorithms for the efficient modelling of low-thrust collision avoidance manoeuvres, with view to on-board applications.
The COMPASS group participated to the 8th European Conference on Space Debris organised by ESA/ESOC on 20-23 April 2021. The conference, held every four years, represents the largest gathering of researchers and professional working on space debris related activities and topics. The COMPASS group contributed with 4 oral presentations and 3 posters.
Satellite operators need increasingly powerful tools for collision avoidance manoeuvre (CAM) design, to deal with the growing number of objects in space. A recent open access publication by Juan Luis Gonzalo, Camilla Colombo, and Pierluigi Di Lizia proposes an analytical formulation for CAMs allowing to maximize deviation or minimize collision probability. Check it out!
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.
How to transfer a plurality of satellites using low-thrust propulsion without self-induced collisions? Check out our work on Aerospace Science and Technology by Simeng Huang, Camilla Colombo, and Franco Bernelli-Zazzera. The article is freely available in Open Access
MISS, a new software tool for the analysis and design of collision avoidance manoeuvres in space, is presented in a paper published by Juan Luis Gonzalo, Camilla Colombo, and Pierluigi Di Lizia in the Journal of Space Safety Engineering.
Stefan and Camilla of the COMPASS group attended the first International Orbital Debris Conference (IOC) in Christmassy Sugarland, TX, USA. They presented the new tools their team developed for optimising collision avoidance manoeuvres and estimating the evolution and implications of on-orbit fragmentation clouds.