Small Satellites

Orbital and attitude dynamics and control

News of our group


News of our group for 201520162017 years



June 4, 2018

4S Symposium in Sorrento, Italy

Our master student Michael Koptev participated in the Small Satellites Systems and Services (4S) Symposium held in Sorrento from May 28 to June 1. At the session Mission & System Analysis & Distributed Mission Concepts, Michael presented his thesis-based research devoted to the design and deployment of nanosatellite tetrahedral formations. Details...




April 26, 2018

RFBR Grant Received

The results of the "My first grant" contest have been announced by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR). Our colleague, Dr. Maksim Shirobokov, is among the winners. During the next two years, he will receive RFBR financial support for the proposed research project "Neural Networks for the Problems of Spacecraft Trajectory Optimization and Correction." Congratulations to Maksim!






January 29, 2018

Academic Readings on Cosmonautics

The annual XLII Academic Readings on Cosmonautics have been held from 23 to 26 January 2018. Seven research works have been presented by members of our team during the 2-day session "Applied celestial mechanics and motion control" at Bauman Moscow State Technical University. Sergey Trofimov also visited Lavochkin Association's session at which different aspects of automatic spacecraft missions for planetary and astrophysical studies are discussed. He made a presentation on station-keeping of Sun-Venus libration point orbits for a prospective space telescope. Details...




January 17, 2018

Medals of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Yesterday, it was announced that the 2017 Medal of the Russian Academy of Sciences for young scientists in the area of mathematics has been awarded to our researchers, Dr. Sergey Trofimov and Dr. Maksim Shirobokov, for a series of research papers developing advanced mathematical methods of design and high-accuracy modeling of prospective small satellite missions. Congratulations to our teammates!



January 10, 2018

Presidential Fellowships for Young Scientists

The results of the contest for receiving Russian President fellowships for young scientists and PhD students have been announced. Among the winners are our researchers: Danil Ivanov, Dmitry Roldugin, and Stepan Tkachev. For the next three years, they will receive about 400 dollars monthly. Congratulations!