Francesca Scala, from the COMPASS team, is spending a six-month period of her PhD as visiting researcher at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESA-ESTEC), where she will increase her experience and expertise acquired during her research activities on mission design and guidance, navigation and control strategies.
The design of optimal low thrust manoeuvres for remote sensing multi-satellite formation flying in low Earth orbit is studied in the latest Open Access paper published in Advances in Space Research by Francesca Scala, Gabriella Gaias, Camilla Colombo, and Manuel Martin-Neira.
The paper is freely available in Open Access at this link.
Wanna know more about the newest developments in astrodynamics software? ESA’s 8th International Conference of Astrodynamics Tools and Techniques is the place for you! Check out the work of our Alessandro Masat, about planetary protection and long-term high-fidelity orbital propagation, and Matteo Romano, about the reconstruction of in-orbit collisions based on newly detected fragmentations.
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.