Space Flight Dynamics Laboratory (SFD)

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Head: Luciano Anselmo

Space shuttle launch

Since 1975 the laboratory provides 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 know-how progressively evolved, adapting to changing needs, innovative technologies and new problems. For these reasons, after having acquired a good reputation in flight dynamics control systems and spacecraft on-orbit operations, the laboratory extended over the years its activities in the fields of mission analysis, satellite re-entry predictions, space debris modeling, stratospheric balloons flight planning and control, astrodynamics and planetary science, maintaining a unique role in Italy.

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