Wiebke Retagne

Since November 2023 I am a PhD student in the COMPASS group at Politecnico di Milano. My academic background include a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Physics from Technische Universität Darmstadt in Germany. In my master thesis at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) I researched the application of deep reinforcement learning for attitude control in an Active Debris Removal maneuver.

In my current PhD research I investigate the density based approach for modelling the global space debris population. This includes not only modelling the existing space debris population, but also requires an understanding of how the environment will develop in the future. In particular I am focusing on including uncertainties and the environmental and economic impact of space missions.  

Current research within COMPASS

  • Evolutionary predictive model of global space debris population
  • Provide scientific support to the definition of an efficient remediation strategy for the long-term debris problem. 
  • Investigation of the impact of space missions on the space environment 
  • Uncertainty quantification
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