ISTI Day 2023-2024
June, 14th

Space Flight Dynamics (SFD)

Head: Carmen Pardini


Space shuttle launchSince 1975, the laboratory provided flight dynamics support to national and international space projects, covering new or very specific topics and tasks not suitable for industry involvement. In order to maintain a competitive edge in a rapidly changing environment, the areas of interest and the expertise progressively evolved, adapting to changing needs, innovative technologies and new problems. For these reasons, since the 1980s the laboratory has progressively focused its interests on the uncontrolled satellite re-entry predictions for civil protection applications, on space debris modeling, mitigation and remediation in support of the sustainable utilization of circumterrestrial space, and on the use of accurate satellite tracking and astrodynamics techniques for fundamental physics research.