Small Satellites

Orbital and attitude dynamics and control

68th International Astronautical Congress

A slide from the presentation about station-keeping of Venusian libration point orbits

Elon Musk's presentation announcement

October 3, 2017

In the last week of September, the 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) was successfully held. This time, the largest event of the year for all the specialists of space science and technology was hosted by Adelaide, the capital of the South Australia state. Among the participants of IAC, there were the members of our group.

Mikhail Ovchinnikov made the presentations about decentralized control of a nanosatellite swarm with communication link constraints and about the station-keeping problem for unstable halo and Lissajous orbits near the Sun-Venus L2 libration point – a promising location for deploying a space observatory.

Danil Ivanov, Uliana Monakhova, and Mikhail Ovchinnikov

Decentralized Control of Swarm of Nanosatellites with Communication Restrictions Using Aerodynamic Forces (IAC-17.B4.7.10)

Maksim Shirobokov, Sergey Trofimov, and Mikhail Ovchinnikov

Station-Keeping of Sun-Venus L2 Libration Point Orbits for a Prospective Space Observatory Missions (IAC-17.C1.7.4)

Yaroslav Mashtakov discussed the options of reaction wheel desaturaion using the solar and gravity-gradient torques.

Yaroslav Mashtakov, Mikhail Ovchinnikov, and Stepan Tkachev

Usage of Solar and Gravitational Torques for Reaction Wheels Desaturation (IAC-17.C1.2.3)