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Van Holstein, R. (author)
The search for and characterization of exoplanets and other sub-stellar companions are hot topics in contemporary astronomy. Currently, the characterization of the atmospheres of exoplanets through direct imaging leverages on the analysis of only the intensity of their light as a function of wavelength and time. Additional information on the...
master thesis 2016
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Linskens, H.T.K. (author)
Recent years have seen a steep increase in research being performed towards active space debris removal: space debris has proven to be a very real threat to operational spacecraft, and studies indicate that the frequency of collisions will only increase if nothing is done to remove large pieces of debris. In particular, ESA has done studies...
master thesis 2015
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Deloo, J.A.F. (author)
The aim of this thesis is to investigate a debris-remediation technique where a chaser performs a rendezvous with the debris, establishes a rigid-link connection, and actively de-orbits the debris. Remediation of the space environment becomes an increasing urgency, since the continuously growing space debris population in low-Earth orbit...
master thesis 2015
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Holtkamp, G.C. (author)
This report deals with the design of a complete guidance, navigation and control system for a planetary lander on Enceladus, for both descent and repositioning. A basic lander model with a main engine, attitude thrusters and a landing gear is presented, for which the equations of motion in different reference frames are derived, including the...
master thesis 2014
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Leite Pinto Secretin, T.A. (author)
In recent years, space missions to asteroids have been a focus of research. This type of mission has introduced a new challenge in space mission analysis: target selection. Indeed, given the large number of small Solar System bodies and their various orbital and physical characteristics, selecting a specific target is a rather complex task. This...
master thesis 2012
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Gondelach, D. (author)
The goal of this research was to develop an analytic low-thrust trajectory design method. The term low thrust stems form the fact that current electric propulsion systems can only produce low amounts of thrust. Nevertheless, these systems can deliver very high amounts of ?V using little propellant, which makes them very suitable for...
master thesis 2012
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Leloux, J. (author)
The steadily growing amount of orbital debris increases the probability and amount of collisions between two objects in orbit about the Earth. These collisions in turn create even more debris, and it is therefore important to keep track of future conjunctions. The U.S. Space Surveillance Network (SSN) uses ground- and space-based sensors to...
master thesis 2012
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