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    Title

    Large Constellations & Fleet Operations

    Description

    Access to space has been simplified, and opened the door to a wider range of missions. Organisations are opting for distributed architectures of small satellite constellations instead of single-satellite missions. The complexity of the overall system has shifted, and necessitated a focus on efficient management and operation of a multitude of heterogeneous smaller elements. This session addresses the operations of large constellations, covering all related elements and phases; the operations concepts and solutions, the required ground segment architecture, the scale-up, deployment, and exploitation, the space traffic management approaches, end-of-life management, as well as the advantages, challenges, the outlook and foreseen developments.

    Date

    2024-10-17

    Time

    15:00

    Room

    Green Hall 2

    IPC members
    • Co-Chair: Mr. Simon Plum, European Space Agency (ESA-ESOC), Germany;

    • Co-Chair: Dr. Thomas Uhlig, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), Germany;

    • Rapporteur: Ms. Shawn Linam, Qwaltec, Inc., United States;

    • Rapporteur: Dr. Mario Cardano, Thales Alenia Space Italia, Italy;

    papers

    Order

    Time

    Paper title

    Mode

    Presentation status

    Speaker

    Affiliation

    Country

    1

    15:00

    Adaptive Reconfiguration in Distributed Satellite Systems: A Framework for Enhanced Spacecraft Operations with Collision Avoidance Applications

    10

    confirmed

    Mr. Sidhant Patra

    Technische Universität München

    Germany

    2

    15:10

    An Agnostic Approach to Revolutionize Satellite Mission Control Workflows with OpenAPI-Powered Automation

    10

    confirmed

    Mr. Edoardo Cocci

    Telespazio Germany GmbH

    Germany

    3

    15:20

    Architecture of a Simulation Test Bench for Operating Large Satellite Constellations

    10

    confirmed

    Mr. Michele Campanelli

    DLR (German Aerospace Center)

    Germany

    4

    15:30

    Automated Space Traffic Management Platform with Protocol-based Coordination

    10

    confirmed

    Mr. Esfandiar Farahvashi

    OKAPI:Orbits GmbH

    Germany

    5

    15:40

    Constellation Autonomy: AI solutions for adaptable and efficient operations

    10

    confirmed

    Dr. Evridiki Ntagiou

    European Space Agency (ESA-ESOC)

    Germany

    6

    15:50

    Cooperative tracking strategies for optical space-to-space surveillance constellations

    10

    confirmed

    Mr. Antonio D'Anniballe

    Cranfield University

    United Kingdom

    7

    16:00

    Impact of launch cadence on the automation & economics of constellation operations

    10

    confirmed

    Dr. Spencer Ziegler

    DLR (German Aerospace Center)

    Germany

    8

    16:10

    Large Heterogeneous Earth Observation Constellations Exploitation: Architecture of a Pipeline for Automated Operations, from User Needs to Acquisitions Downlink

    10

    confirmed

    Mr. Fabrizio Maccari

    Politecnico di Milano

    Italy

    9

    16:20

    Methods for generating publicly releasable modeling inputs to support development of reference space environment scenarios 

    10

    confirmed

    Dr. Miles Lifson

    The Aerospace Corporation

    United States

    10

    16:30

    Optimization of Deorbit Procedures for High-LEO Constellations: Exploring Resonance Corridors to Align with Deorbit Recommendations and Guidelines

    10

    Ms. Payton Porter

    California Polytechnic State University

    United States

    11

    16:40

    transit of the leo communications satellite constellation across the communication range of a geostationary orbit satellite

    10

    confirmed

    Dr. Byoung-Sun LEE

    Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI)

    Korea, Republic of

    12

    16:50

    Update on Establishing “Rules of the Road” for Satellite Collision Avoidance Maneuver Planning - IAA Study Group 5.20

    10

    confirmed

    Prof. David Spencer

    The Aerospace Corporation

    United States

    *

    A Decentralized and Game-Theoretic Approach to Studying the Interacting Choices between Constellation Spacecraft Operators to Mitigate Collision Risk

    10

    withdrawn

    Mr. Waqar Zaidi

    United States

    *

    Collision avoidance of mega-constellation based on graph attention convolution and multi-agent reinforcement learning

    10

    confirmed

    Mrs. wenxiu zhang

    Innovation Academy for Microsatellites, Chinese Academy of Sciences

    China

    *

    Configuration Design of Multi-Layer Heterogeneous Large Constellation: Complex Behaviour Modelling and High-Dimensional Multi-Objective Optimisation

    10

    withdrawn

    Dr. Simeng Huang

    Tsinghua University

    China

    *

    Large-scale Satellite Constellations Operations Anomaly Detection with Graph Neural Networks

    10

    confirmed

    Mr. Aobo Yang

    Innovation Academy for Microsatellites, Chinese Academy of Sciences

    China

    *

    The Autonomous Scheduling Problem in Satellite Constellations for EO Missions. A Robust Distributed Optimization Approach

    10

    Dr. Vincenzo Basco

    Thales Alenia Space Italia

    Italy