Special Issue "Re-entry Analysis and Prediction"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2023) | Viewed by 1906
Interests: modeling and simulation; orbital dynamics; space debris; space sustainability; re-entry dynamics; fragmentation processes; uncertainty analysis; optimisation
We are pleased to announce a new open access Special Issue of the MDPI journal Aerospace dedicated to Re-entry Analysis and Prediction.
In the last decade, the number of artificial satellites launched by private companies and governmental agencies has increased exponentially. Such growth in space activities has largely benefited humankind with the availability of new technologies and services. However, it has also resulted in systematic congestion of the space environment with a higher number of inactive satellites.
To ensure the future sustainability of the space environment, international organizations have identified mitigation guidelines to help ensure the future accessibility of space. Among the mitigation guidelines, the re-entry of non-operational space object is regarded as one of the key elements to maintain operational orbits accessible in the future and limit the possibility of creating additional debris. The successful implementation of such mitigation strategies relies in our ability to effectively model the re-entry process, accurately propagate the trajectory of re-entering objects under the effect of perturbation and uncertainties, and design efficient and cost-effective disposal manoeuvres and technologies.
The re-entry of space objects can also pose a risk for people and properties on the ground, particularly if the re-entry is uncontrolled. Therefore, our capability to model the complex destructive re-entry process and develop design techniques to favour the demisability of re-entering objects is a key aspect, as is our capability to track these objects and predict their trajectory in the long and short term, also leveraging novel data-driven approaches that can benefit from the ever-growing number of satellites in orbit.
This Special Issue aims to collect contributions in a range of areas related to re-entry, with particular attention to tools and techniques for re-entry propagation and risk analysis, as well as advancement in re-entry prediction capabilities. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Re-entry modelling and propagation
- Re-entry risk analysis and remediation techniques
- Re-entry analysis tools and techniques
- Spacecraft design-for-demise (design methodologies and testing)
- Long- and short-term re-entry predictions
- Sensor network for re-entry predictions
- Machine learning applications to re-entry predictions
- Uncertainty quantification and propagation for re-entry applications
- Design of end-of-life manoeuvres
- Development of disposal technologies (i.e., solar/drag sails, electrodynamic tethers, electric thrusters, etc.)
Dr. Mirko Trisolini
Dr. Camilla Colombo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- re-entry predictions
- re-entry modelling
- destructive re-entry processes
- uncertainty propagation
- end-of-life disposal
- machine learning
- re-entry analysis tools