Special Issue "Space-Based Laser Systems for Small Debris Removal"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 197
Interests: aerospace; LEO space debris; autonomous APT laser actions; post-Newtonian dynamics; orbital control of geostationary satellites and on relativistic effects in navigation, geolocation, and space geodesy
Interests: aerospace; LEO space debris; autonomous APT laser actions; post-Newtonian dynamics
Interests: trajectory optimization; space debris; uncertainty propagation; space tether; optimal control; guidance and control; mission analysis; applications for space missions
As you know, middle-size LEO debris objects are already been passively dealt by means of ground-based laser stations. We are entering now into a new era that would allow innovative and creative solutions involving eventual active actions from future space-based laser platforms, when the non-technical arguments, still decisive, are finally dismissed. Among them, those surgical actions aimed to deflect the most dangerous objects into the Atmosphere at short distances from the platforms.
Hence, it is time to present a Special Issue entitled “Space-based laser Systems for small debris removal” for scientists and engineers to share proposals technically affordable.
The proposals would preferably be focused on the two following topics:
- Laser solutions for identified and non-identified derelict middle-size LEO debris: Predicting and preventing future collisions, and
- Global defense solutions for clouds of LEO middle-size targets.
We invite those colleagues who would like the technical factors to prevail to submit their highest-quality papers to this Issue.
Prof. Dr. Jose M. Gambi
Dr. Maria L. Garcia del Pino
Dr. Manuel Sanjurjo-Rivo
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- LEO middle-size debris objects
- space-based APT systems
- autonomous control
- tracking, pointing and shooting laser actions