Small Satellites

Satellites dynamics and motion control study

News of our group for 2015

News of our  group for 201820172016 years

31st December 2015

A Happy New Year and Merry Christmas!

Dear collegues! 

We wish you a Happy New Year and Merry Christmas!

29th December 2015

Congratulations to our winners of the annual RFBR Competition!

As a result of the competition of the Russian Foundation of  Basic Research initiative projects three applications from our team got support from the Foundation. Details...

18th December 2015

Laboratory Facility for Formation Flying Simulation

The inauguration of the Laboratory Facility for Formation Flying Simulation took place on 18th of December in the Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics. The facility was designed and commissioned by the  SputniX Ltd. Before this event, the Laboratory was visited by the First Deputy Director of the Federal Agency for Scientific Organizations  A.M. Medvedev. Details...

7th December 2015

3rd IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions

The 3rd IAA Conference on University Satellite Mission, Cubesat Workshop and International Workshop on Lean Satellite Standardization took place in the beginning of December in Rome, Italy. Mikhail Ovchinnikov and Dmitry Roldugin have taken part in it. Details...

16th October 2015

66th International Astronautical Congress

The 66th International Astronautical Congress took place on 12–16 October in Jerusalem, Israel. Two papers of our group have been presented at the Astrodynamics symposium of the congress. Details...

31st August 2015

Our participation in MAKS 2015

The 12th International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS 2015 was held in Zhukovsky district (Moscow region) on 24–30 August. Dr. Danil Ivanov has visited the salon and discussed collaboration with our partners from space industry. Details...

24th August 2015

XI Congress on Mechanics

The XI All-Russian congress on Basic Problems of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics took place in Kazan on 19–24 August. Our team has presented several papers at symposium on spaceflight mechanics co-chaired by Prof. Michael Ovchinnikov and secretaried by Dr. Stepan Tkachev.

14th August 2015
Astrodynamics Specialist Conference
Sergey Trofimov has taken part in the 2015 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, held in Veil, Colorado, US. The conference is organized by American Astronautical Sosiety (AAS) and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

14th July 2015
Survey of Papers 
at Conferences in Berlin and Delft

Sergey Shestakov and Yaroslav Mashtakov have surveyed the papers presented by our group at the 8th International Workshop on Satellite Constellations and Formation Flying (held in Delft) and the 10th International Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation (held in Berlin) at the division seminar.

8th July 2015
International Summer School at the Institute of Mechanics of Lomonosov MSU
Our group has taken part in the International summer school Computer Technologies of Engineering Mechanical Problems at the Institute of Mechanics of Lomonosov MSU. Dr. Dmitriy Roldugin, Dr. Stepan Tkachev, Sergey Shestakov, Yaroslav Mashtakov, Maxim Kushniruk have given talks                                 as guest speakers.

11th June 2015
8th International Workshop on Satellite Constellations and Formation Flying
From the 8th to the 11th of June Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) hosted the 8th International Workshop on Satellite Constellations and Formation Flying. Scientists from 18 countries have given over 50 talks. The Keldysh Institute was represented by Sergey Shestakov, Dr. Danil Ivanov and Prof. Mikhail Ovchinnikov.

4th June 2015
Russian Symposium on Nanosatellites
Our group has contributed to the first Russian symposium with international participation RusNanoSat-2015. The event took place in the Samara State Aerospace University from the 2nd to the 4th of June.

25th May 2015
Academic Competition on Mechanics 
and Mathematical Simulation

The Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) hosted the International Academic Competition on Mechanics and Mathematical Simulation from the 15th to the 22nd of May. The contest attracted students of engineering universities and postgraduate students majoring in mathematics, engineering and science. Dr. Danil Ivanov and Sergey Shestakov have taken part in problem writing and evaluation of results.

  Credit: DLR

24th April 2015
Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation
The 10th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation of International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) took place in Berlin from the 20th to the 24th of April. Dr. Dmitriy Roldugin and Yaroslav Mashtakov have given talks on sliding mode control for three-axis magnetic attitude and angular motion synthesis for remote sensing satellite.

13th April 2015
Leading Youth Team
The project “Algorithms of precision orientation of small satellites with scarce measurement information” led by Dr. Dmitriy Roldugin has won at the competition of youth research projects held by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research.

2nd April 2015
Dual-spin satellite angular motion
A preprint entitled "Dual-spin satellite angular motion in magnetic and gravitational fields" is now available. In this paper dual-spin satellite equipped with a flywheel having high angular rate and/or mass is considered. 

26th February 2015
IAF Spring Meeting
Spring meetings of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), meetings of the International Astronautical Academy (IAF) and the International Programme Committee of the 66th International Astronautical Congress took place in Paris from the 23rd to the 26th March, 2015. 

16th February 2015
Scholarship of the RF President for young scientists and graduate students
The members of our team became the winners of the contest for the scholarship of the President of the Russian Federation for young scientists and graduate students. Congratulations to S.Tkachev, D Roldugin, D Ivanov and S.Trofimov!

9th February 2015
Polyahov Readings
Meeting of the section "The dynamics of natural and artificial celestial bodies" within the framework of the International Scientific Conference on Mechanics took place on 4 and 5 February at the Mechanics and Mathematics Faculty of St. Petersburg State University. Maxim Shirobokov presented a review on modern methods of maintaining orbits around the collinear libration points.

28th January 2015
Academic Conference on Astronautics

Our team took part in the section “Applied celestial mechanics and motion control” within XXXIX Academic Conference on Astronautics. The meeting was held on 28 January in Bauman MSTU.