WORKSHOP ON SPACE RENDEZVOUS

Rendezvous in space is a key capability for many challenging projects and missions, comprising distributed sensing instruments, on-orbit servicing, debris removal, assembly in space of large structures, asteroid exploration or sample return. Despite the recent achievements in this field (for example with the ATV, the PRISMA formation-flying demonstrator or the Rosetta mission), there remains a considerable need for innovative technology and methods able to support and even enable the future dreams of the space endeavor.

The workshop intends to provide a short snapshot of the current research done in this domain, which involves many disciplines. The morning session will be dedicated to the relative guidance and control during a rendezvous, including many topics like fuel optimization, use of different kinds of propulsion, safety and operational aspects or rendezvous at a Lagrangian point.

The afternoon session will instead focus on the technology necessary to navigate to a target object and especially on the sensors able to track and measure the state of a fully noncooperative target: using angles-only navigation at far-range or using a large variety of technologies at close-range (pose estimation, infra-red camera, Photonic Mixing Device).

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Date: 
Tuesday, 5 December, 2017 - 09:00 - 16:30
Place: 
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Status: 
Confirmed
Registration: 
Closed
Type of event: 
Workshop