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Orbital and attitude dynamics and control

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December 23, 2019

Happy Holidays!

The 2019 year is coming to the end. Recently referred to as New, for our group this year has become such indeed: we received new grants and contracts, new studies have been initiated, and defended undegraduate and graduate theses have opened the next stage of a research career for our young fellows. Finally, we started a department's youtube channel. The 2020 year is expected to be even more busy. It would be great if the word 'groundbreaking' is applicable to the next year as well. To continue the tradition started a year ago, we recall a truly groundbreaking achievement the anniversary of which will be celebrated in 2020: on March 18-19, 1965, Alexei Leonov became a first man in the outer space. Sadly to say, he personally cannot celebrate it anymore. However, as with many remarkable achievements, this breakthrough belongs to the whole humanity and will never be forgotten.

Let the next year bring everybody personal breakthoughs and achievements,
big or little, scholarly or private! It is these entities rather than calendar years that our lives are measured by. Happy New Year!

October 28, 2019

International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2019

The anniversary 70th International Astronautical Congress has been held on 21-25 October in Washington, DC. This year, the venue of the largest space science and industry event of the year was selected primarily in honor of the 50th anniversary of the successful lunar landing by the Apollo 11 astronauts. Danil Ivanov took part in the IAC and gave two talks, including the interactive presentation. He was also a co-chair of the technical session B4.6A Generic Technologies for Small/Micro Platforms. Furthermore, on behalf of our group, Danil has discussed with our foreign partners the results of the ongoing joint projects. Details...

August 28, 2019

Election to the National Committee on Mechanics

During the XII Russian Congress on Fundamental Problems of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics in Ufa, the General Assembly of the National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics was being held. According to the results of the secret ballot conducted, Professor Mikhail Ovchinnikov was elected to this prestigious committee. He joined his colleagues Timur Eneev, Vasily Sarychev, and Yury Golubev, who are also the Committee members. Congratulations!

August 26, 2019

Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

On August 19-24, the participants of the XII Russian Congress on Fundamental
Problems of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
were warmly welcomed in the Congress Hall of Ufa and Bashkir State University. A large delegation headed by Prof. Ovchinnikov represented our group. The first-year PhD student Anna Okhitina managed to be among the winners of the contest for the best young researcher presentation. Details...

July 22, 2019

Workshop on Formation Flying and Constellations

On July 16-19, the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland) hosted the renowned conference International Workshop on Satellite Constellations and Formation Flying (IWSCFF). Danil Ivanov, Yaroslav Mashtakov, and Sergey Shestakov presented as much as five studies carried out by different people
in our group. Details...

July 12, 2019

IAA Symposium on Space Debris Observations

On July 9-10, the IAA Regional Symposium on Space Debris Observations
from Basilicata took place in the CastelGAUSS Observatory located on the
Toppo di Castelgrande mountain (1250 m above the sea level, the province
of Potenza, Italy). The meeting sponsored by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) was jointly organized by the Municipality of Castelgrande
and the GAUSS Srl company. Prof. Ovchinnikov gave a talk on active space debris removal (ASDR) simulation made with two microsatellite mock-ups on
the COSMOS air-bearing test bench.

July 1, 2019

KIAM Astrodynamics Day

On June 28, two celebrated astrodynamicists – Prof. Kathleen Howell (Purdue University, USA) and Prof. Daniel Scheeres (University of Colorado at Boulder, USA) – visited Keldysh Institute by invitation of Prof. Ovchinnikov. They did not only give lectures but also learned about the ongoing research on similar topics at our institute and visited the Keldysh memorial cabinet. Details...

June 17, 2019

Recent Advances in Space Technologies 2019

On June 11-14, the 9th International conference "Recent Advances in Space Technologies" (RAST 2019) was traditionally held in Instanbul, Turkey. Danil Ivanov took part in this conference by giving two talks about the capture of a tumbling target and the underactuated magnetic attitude control. Details...

May 15, 2019

A Higher Degree of Excellence

Congratulations to Yaroslav Mashtakov with getting a PhD degree! On May 14, Yaroslav successfully defended the PhD dissertation On the Use of the Direct Lyapunov Method in Spacecraft Attitude Control Problems.

April 19, 2019

Debris Conference at Space Research Institute

The first Russian conference on space debris has been jointly arranged by the Institute of Astronomy (INASAN) and the Space Research Institute (IKI). Hosted
by IKI on April 17-19 and named as "Space Debris: Fundamental and Practical Aspects of the Threat," the event attracted much attention from both media and leading experts. Sergey Trofimov has announced the publishing of a handbook on post-mission disposal of small satellites prepared by IAA Study Group 4.23. Details...

April 8, 2019

Parallel Computing Technologies 2019

From 2nd to 4th of April, the 13th conference "Parallel Computing Technologies 2019" has been held. This year, one of the two largest Russian supercomputing meetings was hosted by Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (Kaliningrad). The updated Top50 list of the most powerful supercomputers of CIS has been traditionally released. Details...

April 1, 2019

Russian Science Foundation Grant Awarded

We received a new three-year grant from the Russian Science Foundation for the research project named "Spacecraft Dynamics and Navigation in Complex Gravity Fields" – congratulations to all the team members!

February 4, 2019

Academic Readings on Cosmonautics

The XLIII Academic Readings on Cosmonautics in memory of Sergey Korolev and other pioneers of space exploration have been held at Bauman Moscow State Technical University from 29 January to 1 February 2019. Six papers have been presented by researchers and students of our group at the 2-day session "Applied celestial mechanics and motion control." Details...