University of Barcelona

Astrodynamics and Celestial Mechanics

Research on dynamical systems has become an indispensable tool for the design of space missions. Smart-1, Genesis or Herschel/Plank could not have been accomplished without the low energy methods first introduced by Conely in the 1960's and its subsequent flowering in the 1980's and 1990's. Its actual goal consists in the application of this kind of techniques to the determination of low energy Earth-Moon transfers as well as transfers from the asteroid belt to the neighbourhood of the Earth. [+]

ICCUB Contribution

The ICCUB’s researchers on Astrodynamics are devoting their efforts to addressing some fundamental issues concerning formation flying for multiple spacecraft. These include: the transfer of a set of spacecraft to either an Earth orbit, or to a libration zone, the deployment of formations from stacks of satellites and the proximity manoeuvring for pointing and reconfiguration. [+]

Lines of Research