Space Systems Dynamics

Orbital and attitude dynamics and control

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December 31, 2020

Happy New Year!

The tough year is finally close to its end. It's time to put aside all the concerns and, sitting around the celebratory table, to recall the most important things the 2020 year taught us. First and foremost, we learned not to give up, be creative, and overcome any sort of difficulties together – with faithful friends, trustworthy colleagues and associates. Following the current tradition, let's take a look into the upcoming year. Very soon, on April 12, we will celebrate the anniversary of Yury Gagarin's first manned flight around the Earth. 60 years ago, he managed to surpass the gravity and enter the orbit. Now, we are bound to surpass all the issues using a simple, but effective Gagarin's motto: Let's go, toward the future!

December 29, 2020

Presidential Fellowships for Young Researchers

The results of the contest for receiving Russian President fellowships for young researchers and PhD students have been announced. In the space technology section, Dmitry Roldugin and Danil Ivanov are once again among the winners! Congratulations!

December 2, 2020

Defending the thesis, attacking the virus

Despite the pandemic, the research at KIAM goes on! Sergey Shestakov's PhD dissertation defense, recently postponed from October 20 to December 1, has been completed successfully. The thesis research "Methods of designing and keeping tetrahedral satellite formations" brought Sergey a deserved degree by a consolidated opinion of the dissertation council. We congratulate Sergey and wish him future achievements!

October 15, 2020

Election to the IAF Astrodynamics Committee

After the one-year compulsory break, Mikhail Ovchinnikov was again elected
to the Astrodynamics Technical Committee of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF). Congratulations!

The IAF Astrodynamics Committee is responsible for organizing and arranging the Astrodynamics Symposium within the International Astronautical Congress. The Astrodynamics Committee also holds International Workshops on Satellite Constellations and Formation Flying and other astrodynamics meetings.

October 14, 2020

71st International Astronautical Congress

This year, many things happen for the first time. For instance, for the first time the International Astronautical Congress was virtual – and for the first time the registration fee was set to zero! Apart from the traditional formats, the research paper and the slide presentation, all the presenters are required to prepare and upload the 10-minute video presentation. Details...

August 14, 2020

2020 Astrodynamics Specialist Conference

The prestigious annual AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Conference was for the first time virtual this summer. Anastasia Tselousova, our PhD student and the only Russian speaker at the conference, presented several simple instruments that help a mission designer to generate ballistic lunar transfer trajectories, a.k.a. weak stability boundary (WSB) trajectories, in a systematic and regular way. Anastasia's talk Geometrical Tools for the Systematic Design of Low-Energy Transfers in the Earth-Moon-Sun system is available as a video presentation
on our YouTube channel. Details...

August 7, 2020

4th IAA Latin American CubeSat Workshop

On August 3-6, the 4th IAA Latin American CubeSat Workshop was held online. As an invited speaker, Prof. Ovchinnikov gave a lecture Ongoing Opportunities to Fly to the Moon devoted to current transportation options available for nano- and microspacecraft to get to a lunar orbit.

July 3, 2020

Two RSF Grants for Young Researchers Awarded

Russian Science Foundation announced the results of two contests for young researchers. Stepan Tkachev's leading young team study aimed at designing novel attitude control techniques for small spacecraft has been prolonged for two more years. On top of that, one of the individual young researcher grants
has been awarded to Yaroslav Mashtakov. He proposed the research project devoted to propellantless formation flying control methods. Way to go, guys!

February 4, 2020

5th IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions

On January 28-31, at Palazzo Pallavicini-Rospigliosi (Rome, Italy), the 5th IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions and CubeSat Workshop was held. The conference motto "Getting closer to Mars" marked the shift in the paradigm of small satellite applications: technological near-Earth missions are followed by interplanetary ones. Details...

February 2, 2020

Academic Readings on Cosmonautics

At the end of winter holidays, from 28th to 31st of January, the XLIV Academic Readings on Cosmonautics were hosted by Bauman Moscow State Technical University in memory of Sergey Korolev and other prominent pioneers of space exploration. Our researchers and students presented eight papers at the 2-day session "Applied celestial mechanics and motion control." Details...