Ariadna Mini-Workshop: Active Space Debris Removal
The Advanced Concepts Team of the European Space Agency organizes a mini-workshop on its latest research in "Active Space Debris Removal Concepts".
In this workshop will be presented the results of the three parallel Ariadna studies on "Active Space Debris Removal Concepts" performed by University of Surrey, UK, Universidad politécnica de Madrid, Spain and University of Pisa, Italy, all in collaboration with the Advanced Concepts Team.
3 parallel Ariadna studies on "Active Space Debris Removal Concepts":
“Hybrid Solar Sail for Active Space Debris Removal” (University of Surrey, speaker: Lourens Visagie).
“Ion Beam Shepherd for Contactless Space Debris Removal” (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, C. Bombardelli)
“Expanding Foam Application for Active Debris Removal” (Università di Pisa, speaker: Andrea Ruggiero)
Additionally, Christophe Bonnal from Centre National d'Études Spatiales presented:
2 actions at IADC level:
Space Debris movement observation
Acceptability of random reentry of large debris
Please, find the presentation here.
Dates and location
10th June 2011, 9:00 am - 16:30 AM
B Room (CdF)
ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands.
|10:00||Leopold Summerer, ESA||Workshop introduction (presentation)(video)|
||Three executive presentation|
|11:00||L.Visagie, University of Surrey||Final presentation: “Hybrid Solar Sail for Active Space Debris Removal” (presentation)|
|12:00||C.Bombardelli, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid||Final presentation: “Ion Beam Shepherd for Contactless Space Debris Removal” (presentation)|
|14:00||A.Ruggiero, Universita di Pisa||Final presentation: "Expanding Foam Application for Active Debris Removal” (presentation)|
|15:00||Wrap-up of Ariadna studies section, discussion, conclusions|
|15:20||H.Krag, ESA||“From space debris mitigation to debris removal” (presentation)|
|15:40||I.Carnelli, ESA||“Space debris mitigation – related GSP research and system level activities" (presentation)|
|16:00||C.Bonnal, CNES||“Two actions at IADC level:-Space debris movement observation; Acceptability of random reentry of large debris” (presentation)|
|16:30||I.Duvaux-Bechon, ESA||Workshop closing|
The following papers related to the three studies have already been published:
- C. Bombardelli and J. Pelaez, “Ion Beam Shepherd for Contactless Space Debris Removal,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 916-920, May. 2011 (link).
The workshop is held at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC), the ESA establishment in the Netherlands, in the B Room (CdF).
European Space Research and Technology Centre
2201 AZ Noordwijk
Tel: +31 71 565 6565
Fax: +31 71 565 6040
Badges will have to be prepared by the ESTEC security at the entrance gate. In order to speed up the process, we recommend bringing with you a copy of your passport or ID card on your arrival.
How to get to ESA/ESTEC
ESTEC is located at the southern tip of Noordwijk. A map is available here.
From Den Haag (The Hague): take the A4 (direction Amsterdam) and exit at "Leiden". Follow the N206 towards Katwijk and Haarlem. Take the exit "Katwijk Noord". From there follow signs to "ESTEC" (small white squares).
From Amsterdam: take the A4 (direction Den Haag-Rotterdam) then at the junction follow the A44. Take the exit "Noordwijk-Voorhout", continue to Noordwijk and from there, follow signs to "ESTEC".
From Leiden Centraal station, take the number 33 bus to Katwijk. The bus stops in front of the ESTEC entrance gate. Please note that this bus leaves twice an hour during peak periods and only once an hour during normal hours. Journey time is approx. 30 minutes.
From Schiphol airport, either take a taxi to ESTEC (30 min), or a train to Leiden (15 min) and then the number 32 bus (see train directions above) (30 min.). By rental car, follow the "By car" instructions as above from Amsterdam.
For the Hotel accommodation, we recommend to contact the ESTEC travel office:
2201 AZ Noordwijk
Tel: +31 71 565 8030
Fax: +31 71 565 5859