Space Systems Dynamics

Orbital and attitude dynamics and control

News of our group

News of our group for 201520162017 years

December 29, 2018

Happy New Year!

By this New Year's Eve greeting we establish a new tradition of recalling the most important events in the space exploration history which anniversary will be celebrated in the upcoming year. In October 2019, it will be 60 years since the legendary Luna-3 mission. The first ever lunar swing-by maneuver, which was designed in our institute, ensured the station returned to the Earth above the northern hemisphere and transmitted the first images of the lunar far side, previously unseen. Almost 10 years later, in July 1969, the Commander of the Apollo-11 mission, Neil Armstrong, would be the first man who stepped on the lunar surface.
Let your plans in the new year be ambitious and at the same time achievable! For that, apart from hard work and persistence, you will need good health and a little luck, which we sincerely wish you. Happy New Year!

November 16, 2018

IAA SciTech Forum 2018 in Moscow

On November 13-15, Moscow's RUDN University hosted the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) SciTech Forum including the conferences on space flight mechanics and space structures and materials. Our team has
been represented by four Master students, Anna Okhitina, Tatyana Petrova, Anastasia Tselousova, and Uliana Monakhova. All of them are already either Junior Researchers or Engineers at KIAM.

November 12, 2018

ICATT Conference at DLR Oberpfaffenhofen 

7th International Conference on Astrodynamics Tools and Techniques (ICATT) has been held on November 6-9 at the research site of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen. Sergey Trofimov, who appeared to be the only presenter from Russia, gave a talk about the novel semianalytical method of designing a multi-spacecraft formation in Lissajous orbits around a collinear libration point. Details...

October 8, 2018

International Astronautical Congress in Bremen

Bremen hosted the 69th International Astronautical Congress. During a week, from 1st to 6th of October, the German city has been attracting the heads of leading space agencies, researchers, and engineeres all over the world. Our team did not stay aside, too. Details...

October 5, 2018

We are again the leading young team!

The results of the leading young teams contest have been announced by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR). The research project called "Study of Satellite Controlled Motion During Rendezvous and Capture of the Noncooperative Target" led by Dr. Danil Ivanov is among the winners and will get a financial support during the next two years. Congratulations!

October 1, 2018

Spaceflight Dynamics Workshop in Covilha

The 11th International Workshop and Advanced School “Spaceflight Dynamics and Control” has been organized in Portuguese Covilha in September 26-28. Mikhail Ovchinnikov, Dmitry Roldugin, and Sergey Shestakov represented our team and gave several talks. Details...

September 26, 2018

Russian Supercomputing Days 2018

Maksim Shirobokov and Sergey Trofimov presented a poster at the prestigious conference "Russian Supercomputing Days 2018" devoted to high-performance computing hardware, software, and mathematical methods. Details...

September 24, 2018

Conferences in Makhachkala and Kaluga

Last week, we participated in two conferences at a time. In Makhachkala, the first international conference "Problems of Mechanics and Control" has been organized, while Kaluga hosted the annual Tsiolkovsky Scientific Readings. Details...

July 20, 2018

Summer School in the Institute of Mechanics

Six of our Master and PhD students continued the good tradition and accepted the invitation to give a talk at XII International Summer School and Conference "Computer Technologies of Engineering Mechanical Problems" at the Institute of Mechanics of Moscow State University. Details...

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!