Open position for an early stage researcher

Small spacecraft for minor bodies exploration and exploitation

Within Stardust-R, the ESR will cover the activities involving autonomous Guidance, Navigation, and Control of low-resources systems for exploration and exploitation of small bodies. The scenario considers exploration and required prospection in view of a possible exploitation achieved through specific missions and related science realised with interplanetary CubeSats. Autonomous deep-space and close proximity navigation, as well as autonomous orbit guidance and control will be the fundamental areas of research. The activities foresee the design and  execution of hardware-in-the-loop experiments using breadboards.

Contact: Dr. Francesco Topputo ( or

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