Stardust Final Conference

Advances in Asteroids and Space Debris Engineering and Science

  • Massimiliano Vasile
  • Edmondo Minisci
  • Leopold Summerer
  • Peter McGinty

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP, volume 52)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Mission to Asteroids

  3. Orbit and Uncertainty Propagation

  4. Space Debris Monitoring, Mitigation, and Removal

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Heiko J. A. Engwerda, Joseph Hughes, Hanspeter Schaub
      Pages 145-161
    3. Stefania Tonetti, Stefania Cornara, Martina Faenza, Onno Verberne, Tobias Langener, Gonzalo Vicario de Miguel
      Pages 163-180
    4. Alberto Buzzoni, Siwei Fan, Carolin Frueh, Giuseppe Altavilla, Italo Foppiani, Marco Micheli et al.
      Pages 181-189
    5. Francesca Letizia, Camilla Colombo, Hugh G. Lewis, Holger Krag
      Pages 191-206
  5. Re-entry Analysis and Design for Demise

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. C. Bertorello, C. Finzi, P. Perrot-Minnot, G. Pinaud, J. M. Bouilly, L. Chevalier
      Pages 209-231
    3. James C. Beck, Ian E. Holbrough, James A. Merrifield, Nicolas Leveque
      Pages 233-246
    4. Gianluca Benedetti, Nicole Viola, Edmondo Minisci, Alessandro Falchi, Massimiliano Vasile
      Pages 247-264
    5. Keiichiro Fujimoto, Hiroumi Tani, Hideyo Negishi, Yasuhiro Saito, Nobuyuki Iizuka, Koichi Okita et al.
      Pages 283-300
    6. Alessandro Falchi, Edmondo Minisci, Martin Kubicek, Massimiliano Vasile, Stijn Lemmens
      Pages 301-323

About these proceedings


Space debris and asteroid impacts pose a very real, very near-term threat to Earth. In order to help study and mitigate these risks, the Stardust program was formed in 2013. This training and research network was devoted to developing and mastering techniques such as removal, deflection, exploitation, and tracking. This book is a collection of many of the topics addressed at the Final Stardust Conference, describing the latest in asteroid monitoring and how engineering efforts can help us reduce space debris. It is a selection of studies bringing together specialists from universities, research institutions, and industry, tasked with the mission of pushing the boundaries of space research with innovative ideas and visionary concepts.

Topics covered by the Symposium:

  • Orbital and Attitude Dynamics Modeling
  • Long Term Orbit and Attitude Evolution
  • Particle Cloud Modeling and Simulation
  • Collision and Impact Modelling and Simulation, Re-entry Modeling and Simulation
  • Asteroid Origins and Characterization
  • Orbit and Attitude Determination
  • Impact Prediction and Risk Analysis, Mission Analysis- Proximity Operations, Active Removal/Deflection Control Under Uncertainty, Active Removal/Deflection Technologies, and Asteroid Manipulation.


Space Robotics Space Debris Removal Asteroid Manipulation Space Debris Mitigation Space Situational Awareness Asteroid Origins Asteroid Manipulation Technologies orbital dynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Massimiliano Vasile
    • 1
  • Edmondo Minisci
    • 2
  • Leopold Summerer
    • 3
  • Peter McGinty
    • 4
  1. 1.Aerospace Centre of Excellence, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Aerospace Centre of Excellence, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Advanced Concepts TeamESA-ESTECNoordwijkThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Aerospace Centre of Excellence, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-69955-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-69956-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1570-6591
  • Series Online ISSN 1570-6605
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