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Fanizza, Vincenzo (author)
Performing crucial activities for space exploration, e.g., debris removal and on-orbit servicing, systems for Rendezvous and Proximity Operations (RPO) are required to be autonomous and scalable. Within this context, learning-based relative navigation has gained significant traction due to the latest advancements in AI and the cost-effectiveness...
master thesis 2023
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Hélant Muller, Diego (author)
This thesis report has explored the complex field of satellite formation flying, focusing on Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) strategies for maintaining formations of multiple satellites. The research has been guided by a series of research questions aimed at improving the understanding and implementation of GNC systems for satellite...
master thesis 2023
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Sinha, Ishita (author)
Recent launches of satellite constellations in the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) region have increased the collision probability of existing debris objects with active satellites. Monitoring the trajectories of these debris objects is crucial for Space Situational Awareness (SSA) to prevent the creation of more debris due to unwanted collisions. Much...
master thesis 2023
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Capus, Luana (author)
Space debris has become a rising problem in the aerospace community, leading to the need for effective spacecraft collision avoidance processes. Currently, these processes can be called unilateral as only one object in conjunction is considered maneuverable. This thesis focuses on the implementation of a combined action approach to collision...
master thesis 2023
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Duplay, Emmanuel (author)
The existing literature on Laser-Thermal Propulsion (LTP) and associated concepts such as Directed-Energy Propulsion (DEP) and Laser-Sustained Plasma (LSP) is reviewed in preparation for an experimental thesis project on LTP.
student report 2022
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Sfikas, Konstantinos (author)
On May 22, 2018, the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow On (GRACE-FO) mission was launched with the goal to map the spatiotemporal variations in the Earth's gravity field and to extend the 15-year monthly mass change observations of its predecessor, the GRACE mission. Similarly to GRACE, the measurement principle of GRACE-FO is based...
master thesis 2022
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Patole, Palash (author)
For a human Mars exploration mission, it is required to minimize the time-of-flight of the interplanetary trajectories to mitigate the adverse effects of the radiation environment and prolonged weightlessness conditions on the health of the crew. Moreover, having a fail-safe provision to return the crew back to Earth in case of a mission abort...
master thesis 2020
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van Strien, Max (author)
In 2022, ESA plans to launch the JUICE (JUpiter ICy moons Explorer) mission which will spend at least three years making detailed observations of Jupiter and three of its largest moons, Ganymede, Callisto and Europa. These moons are currently a hot topic within the science community as their interiors might include oceans consisting of liquid...
master thesis 2019
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Verhoeven, Corné (author)
Cryosat-2 altimetry helps to assess the state of the Cryosphere by measuring elevation and elevation change. The SARIn mode of the Cryosat-2 SIRAL instrument is specifically designed for rough topography that we encounter near ice sheet margins. Various SARIn data products (Full Bit Rate (FBR), Level 1b and Level 2) are provided by ESA, where...
bachelor thesis 2018
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Husárová, Lenka (author)
The interest in asteroids is increasing, due to their promising clues on the origin of the Solar System, e.g. their albedos and sizes can provide insight into the protosolar nebula. The new scientific mission scheduled to launch in 2021, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), provides an opportunity for observation of asteroids. In this thesis,...
master thesis 2018
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Belis, Sébastien (author)
The Equivalence Principle is today challenged by some theories attempting to unify General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. The MICROSCOPE mission thus intents to confirm or overturn this principle by testing the universality of free fall in space with an unrivaled precision objective of 10^-15. The principle of the test relies on the precise...
master thesis 2018
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Maldonado Aylwin, Pablo Esteban (author)
This report describes the work performed on the experimental setup and initial characterization of the Alternative Low Power Hybrid Ion Engine (ALPHIE) plume performed at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) Plasma Laboratory. First, a general background of plasma thrusters is presented, followed by a review of relevant plasma parameters...
master thesis 2017
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