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Roebroeks, E. (author)
The habitability of exoplanets is determined by their surface properties and atmospheres, spectropolarimetry is a powerful tool to characterize these. Numerical models can be used to simulate the polarimetric signals of these exoplanets, but these computed signals have to be compared with observations. The best test-case for such a comparison is...
master thesis 2016
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Clarke, M.A.H. (author)
The problem of testing the performance of an attitude control system presents new challenges and opportunities when conducted on a CubeSat scale. This is the result of drastic reduction in physical properties (size, mass, torques) as well as project resources (funds, manpower, time) when compared to traditional satellite programs. This thesis...
master thesis 2016
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Van Oers, A.M. (author)
Enceladus, an enigmatic satellite. It orbits Saturn among many other moons, but the observations by Cassini of Enceladus were perhaps the most eagerly awaited. Enceladus did not disappoint: After Cassini's arrival in the Saturnian system interest has surged for this tiny moon. Many fascinating phenomena are taking place and Cassini has been...
master thesis 2016
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Corpaccioli, L. (author)
The purpose of this thesis is to develop a methodology to design trajectories in order to achieve high ecliptic inclinations for the purpose of solar observation. Solar observatories have been launched since the dawn of the space era, and are still being designed today, however the solar poles have seldom been imaged. This is partly because...
master thesis 2016
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Haghayegh, M. (author)
master thesis 2015
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Vromen, S.S. (author)
Over the past decades the steep increase in the number of space-debris objects have sparked many studies into active space-debris removal. Past collisions have shown that space debris is a very real threat to operational satellites and active debris removal is necessary to stabilize the situation. ESA has, therefore, performed multiple studies...
master thesis 2015
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Van wal, S. (author)
The deployment of passive, spherical lander pods provides a low-cost, low-risk technique for measuring the (sub-)surface of asteroids and comets. In this masters thesis, we numerically investigate the feasibility of such pods through the development of simulation software. This software models the complex gravity field of asteroids, as well as...
master thesis 2015
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