27th  International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics

Melbourne, Australia, 24 - 28 February, 2019

The 27th  ISSFD was organized by RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology).



Author, Organisation


ATTITUDE DYNAMICS & CONTROL 1 - Chair: Junichiro Kawaguchi

Pavel Trivailo, RMIT University

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Enhancement of the Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics Capabilities via Combination of the Inertial Morphing and Reaction Wheels [paper ]

Takayuki Hosonuma, The University of Tokyo

TRICOM-1R Flight Dynamics Analysis: Angular Momentum Oscillation of Spinning Satellite in Highly Elliptical Orbit [paper ]

Stéphanie Delavault, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales

Drag-Free and Attitude Control System in LEO using Cold Gas Propulsion System: a feedback from the MICROSCOPE mission [paper ]

Hongyang Dong, Beihang University

Adaptive Attitude Tracking Control with Parameter Convergence in the Absence of Persistent Excitation [paper ]


Gabriella Gaias, Martin Lara, Camilla Colombo, Politecnico Di Milano

Accurate Osculating/Mean Orbital Elements Conversions for Spaceborne Formation Flying [paper ]

Alexey Grushevskii, Keldysh Institute of Applied Mathematics of RAS

Spatial Formation of High Inclined Orbits with Use of Gravity Assists [paper ]

Ralph Kahle, German Aerospace Center DLR / GSOC

The Tandem-L Formation Flying Mission [paper ]

Dirk Kuijper, CGI Deutschland Ltd. & Co. KG

Sentinel-5P Loose Formation Flying with Suomi-NPP: LEOP, Orbit Acquisition and Orbit Maintenance [paper ]

Zhen-Yu Li, National University of Defense Technology

Optimization of Multiple-Impulse Perturbed Cooperative Rendezvous for Spacecraft [paper ]

ASTRODYNAMICS 1 - Chair: Yu Nakajima

Elena Fantino, Khalifa University of Science and Technology

Connecting Low-Energy Orbits in the Saturn system [paper ]

Hirohisa Kojima, Tokyo Metropolitan University

Evaluation of Transition Performance to Jupiter Orbit using Electrodynamic Tether System [paper ]

Ai Noumi, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

On-Orbit Mass Property Estimation for Cargo Spacecraft using Operation Data by Machine Learning [paper ]


Hélène Evain, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales

Satellite Attitude Control with a Six-Control Moment Gyro cluster tested under Microgravity Conditions [paper ]

Yue Wang, Beihang University

Dynamical Modeling of Coupled Orbit-Attitude Motion of a Rigid Body in the Gravity of an Asteroid Considered as a Polyhedron [paper ]

Craig Watkins, Informative Technology Innovations

The Pioneer 10 Spin Anomaly as an Observation Artefact [paper ]


Shuhei Matsushita, The University of Tokyo

Orbital design of formation flight to keep relative distance applied to space gravitational wave antenna B-DECIGO [paper ]

Alexander Kharlan, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

Deployment and Maintenance of Solar Sail-Equipped Cubesat Formation in LEO [paper ]

Hao Zhang, Technology and Engineering Center for Space Utilization, Chinese Academy of Sciences

A Control Theoretical Analysis of Formation Flight with Inter-satellite Lorentz Forces [paper ]

Sofya Spiridonova, Ralph Kahle, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

HRWS - An Ambitious 4+ Satellite Formation Flying Mission [paper ]

Itziar Barat, Deimos @ ESA

Flex Tandem with Sentinel-3: Control Concept [paper ]

ASTRODYNAMICS 2 - Chair: Javier Sanchez

Sung Wook Paek, Samsung SDI

Sun-synchronous repeat ground tracks and other useful orbits for future space missions [paper ]

Brian Young, Jet Propulsion Laboratory / California Institute of Technology

Using Telemetry to Navigate the MarCO Cubesats to Mars [paper ]

Martin Lara, University Of La Rioja

Design of quasi-satellite orbits: Analytical alternatives [paper ]

ORBIT DETERMINATION 1 - Chair: Dirk Kuiper

Stefano Pessina, Eumetsat

Meteosat ranging antennas relocation: performance assessment and compensation using telescopes data service [paper ]

Yang Yang, RMIT University

Consider Probability Hypothesis Density Filtering for Multiple Space Objects Tracking [paper ]

Miguel Martin Serrano, Scisys

Aeolus Orbit Control Strategy: Analysis and Final Implementation [paper ]

Gabriele Bellei, Deimos Space

Navigation Challenges during ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter Aerobraking Campaign [paper ]

Anne Hickey, Sapienza University of Rome

Estimating atmospheric density profiles using orbit determination with a focus on JUICE and Cassini [paper ]

MISSION ANALYSIS & DESIGN 3 - Chair: Hideaki Ogawa

Dongsuk Han, Jet Propulsion Laboratory / California Institute of Technology

Dawn’s final mission at Ceres: Navigation and Mission Design Experience [paper ]

Dongsuk Han, Jet Propulsion Laboratory / California Institute of Technology

Aerobraking the ExoMars TGO: The JPL Navigation Experience [paper ]

Daniel Aguilar Taboada, Eumetsat

Sentinel-3 orbit control strategy [paper ]

Hideyuki Tanno, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Aeroheating test of re-entry capsule in Hypersonic High-Reynolds number flow [paper ]


Matthew Rozek, RMIT University

Multi-Objective Optimisation of NRHO-LLO Orbit Transfer via Surrogate-Assisted Evolutionary Algorithms [paper ]

Laurent Beauregard, ISAE-SUPAERO

Optimized transfers between Earth-Moon invariant manifolds [paper ]

ORBIT DETERMINATION 2 - Chair: Itziar Barat

Boris Segret, ESEP - Paris Observatory

Optimizations of Autonomous Orbit Determination for a Deep-Space CubeSat [paper ]

Tsutomu Ichikawa, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

A Study of Orbit estimation for a Spacecraft by Using the Reduced order Filter [paper ]

Petr Kuchynka, GMV INSYEN at ESA/ESOC

Uncertainties in GPS-based operational orbit determination of Copernicus Sentinel satellites [paper ]

Zhen-Yu Li, National University of Defense Technology

Orbital Pursuit-Evasion Games with Incomplete Information in the Hill Reference Frame [paper ]

Luyi Yang, National University of Defense Technology

Coplanar Maneuvers to Observe an Assigned Site Based on Satellite Viewing-Swath Geometry Analysis [paper ]


Emmanuel Blazquez, ISAE-SUPAERO

Rendezvous Design in a Cislunar Near Rectilinear Halo Orbit [paper ]

Irene Cavallari, Robin Petitdemange, ISAE-SUPAERO

Transfer from a Lunar Distant Retrograde Orbit to Mars through Lyapunov Orbits [paper ]

Francesca Scala, Camilla Colombo, Ioannis Gkolias, Politecnico di Milano

Design of disposal orbits for high altitude spacecraft with a semi-analytical model [paper ]

Changxuan Wen, Technology and Engineering Center for Space Utilization

Reachability Study for Spacecraft Maneuvering from a Distant Retrograde Orbit in the Earth-Moon System [paper ]


Tomas Martin-Mur, Jet Propulsion Laboratory / California Institute of Technology

Navigating MarCO, the First Interplanetary CubeSats [paper ]

Juan Manuel Garcia, GMV INSYEN at ESA/ESOC

Flying gyroless around Mars: a SW update for Mars Express [paper ]

Yu Nakajima, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Development of a GPS receiver for geosynchronous satellites toward autonomous operation [paper ]

ORBIT DYNAMICS & CONTROL - Chair: Tomas Martin-Mur

Javier Sanchez, GMV INSYEN at ESA/ESOC

Effect of the Air Drag Perturbation in the Eccentricity Vector for Very Low Earth Orbits [paper ]

Yue Wang, Beihang University

Dynamical evolution analysis of standard geostationary transfer orbits injected by Chinese launchers [paper ]

Klaas Vantounhout, CGI Deutschland Ltd. & Co. KG

A simple and efficient algorithm to search the Gaia Star Catalogue [paper ]


Kate Ketdam, RMIT University

Australian Space Port for Small Satellites: Launch Concept [paper ]

Klaus Merz, European Space Agency

Risk reduction and collision risk thresholds for missions operated at ESA [paper ]

Tung-Han You, Mark Wallace, Jet Propulsion Laboratory / California Institute of Technology

Leveraging Mars Aerobraking Experience for the Venus Environment [paper ]

Hiroshi Kato, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Machine Learning for Atmospheric Drag Prediction of LEO satellites [paper ]


F. Budnik, G. Bellei, F. Castellini, T. Morley, European Space Agency

BepiColombo: Flight Dynamics Operations during Launch and Early Orbit Phase [paper ]

Robert Guilanyà Jané, GMV INSYEN at ESA/ESOC

ExoMars 2016 – Flight Dynamics commanding during the aerobraking operations for the Trace Gas Orbiter [paper ]

Robert Guilanyà Jané, GMV INSYEN at ESA/ESOC

ExoMars 2016 – Flight Dynamics operations for targeting the Schiaparelli module EDL and the Trace Gas Orbiter Mars orbit insertion [paper ]

Masahiro Nohmi, Shizuoka University

Past Results and Future Missions of STARS Series Satellite [paper ]

ORBIT DYNAMICS - Chair: Klaas Vantounhout

Sung Wook Paek, Samsung SDI

Propagator for asteroid trajectories tool (PAT2) with educational purposes [paper ]

Elisabet Canalias, Alain Lamy, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales

Exploring the motion in libration point regions of perturbed three body problems - Application to orbits in the Mars-Phobos system [paper ]

Juan Felix San Juan, University of La Rioja

Review of the Draper Semi-analytical Satellite Theory (DSST) [paper ]

Paolo Izzo, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Periodic corrections in secular Milankovitch theory applied to passive debris removal

Mirko Trisolini, Politecnico Di Milano

A density based approach to the propagation of re-entry uncertainties [paper ]

MISSION ANALYSIS & DESIGN 2 - Chair: Ralph Kahle

Graham Dorrington, Pavel Trivailo, RMIT University

Utilizing the ‘Chaotic’ Tumbling of CubeSats [paper ]

Tom Johnson, Dan Oltrogge, James Cooper, Analytical Graphics

Practical considerations and a realistic framework for a Space Traffic Management system [paper ]

Craig Watkins, Informative Technology Innovations

Reconsideration of the Thermal Contribution to New Horizons Acceleration [paper ]

FLIGHT DYNAMICS OPERATIONS 3 - Chair: Shuhei Matsushita

Laurence Lorda, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales

The Flight Dynamics Contribution to the Selection of MASCOT Landing Site on the Surface of the Asteroid Ryugu [paper ]

Laurence Lorda, Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales

Flight Dynamics Analyses to reconstruct MASCOT’s trajectory on Ryugu’s surface [paper ]

Antimo Damiano, RHEA Group

Flight Dynamics Analysis of extended Lifetime for the Metop-A GOME-2 Instrument [paper ]

Pier Luigi Righetti, Eumetsat

Metop-C Deployment and Start of 3-Satellite Operations [paper ]

Pier Luigi Righetti, Eumetsat

Avoidance of Radiofrequency Interferences with Metop-A and Metop-B during Metop-C early Operations [paper ]


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