The Spiral project won the first price at the #T-TeC event
“The Spiral project from our DAER team - Prinetto, Silvestrini, Capannolo” won the first price at the #T-TeC (Telespazio Technology Contest) event in the Insight category, for orbit hopping modelling in support to on-orbit servicing.
The proposal consists in the development of an algorithm that, by exploiting a Low-Thrust "shape-based" optimization method, is able to plan on-orbit servicing missions in complex scenarios with multiple target satellites on different orbits. The algorithm must be able to automatically select the maximum number of ‘servable’ targets and their optimal sequence. Technical-operational constraints will be included directly in the optimization algorithm.