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    • A plausible link between the asteroid 21 Lutetia and CH carbonaceous chondrites 

      Moyano Cambero, Carles E.; Trigo-Rodríguez, José María; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Fornasier, Sonia; Barucci, Maria Antonietta; Rimola, Albert (2016-10-01)
      Article
      Open Access
      A crucial topic in planetology research is establishing links between primitive meteorites and their parent asteroids. In this study, we investigate the feasibility of a connection between asteroids similar to 21 Lutetia, ...
    • Capturing small asteroids into a Sun-Earth Lagrangian point 

      Lladó, Neus; Ren, Yuan; Masdemont Soler, Josep; Gómez Muntané, Gerard (2014-02-01)
      Article
      Restricted access - publisher's policy
      In this paper we address the feasibility of capturing small Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs) into the vicinity of the Sun-Earth L-2 libration point using a continuous-thrust propulsion system assumed to be attached to the ...
    • Estudi de viabilitat d’una missió per interceptar i situar asteroides en una òrbita pròxima a la terra 

      Valldosera Martinez, Robert (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2016-08-25)
      Bachelor thesis
      Restricted access - author's decision
    • Hazardous near Earth asteroid mitigation campaign planning based on uncertain information on fundamental asteroid characteristics 

      Sugimoto, Yohei; Radice, Gianmarco; Ceriotti, Matteo; Sánchez Cuartielles, Joan Pau (2014-10-01)
      Article
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      Given a limited warning time, an asteroid impact mitigation campaign would hinge on uncertainty-based information consisting of remote observational data of the identified Earth-threatening object, general knowledge of ...
    • High-fidelity trajectory design to flyby near-Earth asteroids using Cubesats 

      Machuca, Pablo; Sánchez Cuartielles, Joan Pau; Masdemont Soler, Josep; Gómez Muntané, Gerard (2019-09-02)
      Article
      Restricted access - publisher's policy
      Fast development of CubeSat technology now enables the first interplanetary missions. The potential application of CubeSats to flyby near-Earth asteroids is explored in this paper in consideration of CubeSats' limited ...
    • Low-energy trajectory design and autonomous navigation to flyby near-Earth asteroids using CubeSats 

      Machuca, Pablo; Sànchez Cuartielles, Joan Pau; Masdemont Soler, Josep; Gómez Muntané, Gerard (2018)
      Conference report
      Restricted access - publisher's policy
      In response to the current interest in CubeSats and potential applications for planetary exploration, this work studies the feasibility of using autonomous CubeSats to flyby near-Earth asteroids. Considering the limited ...
    • Multispacecraft electrostatic tractor with swarm optimitzation 

      Pérez Poch, Antoni (2009)
      Conference lecture
      Open Access
      In this paper we propose and analyse a multispacecraft approach to the problem of deflection of a NEO object. The Electrostatic Tractor is a concept where deflection occurs because of a satellite and the asteroid electrically ...
    • Near earth objects space observatory 

      Beizaee, Ahmad Ali (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2015-06-04)
      Master thesis
      Open Access
      In this Master Thesis we begin with an introduction about Near Earth Objects (NEOs). We start with the different kind of existing NEOs, and then we will focus more on which ones can represent the biggest hazard for Earth. ...
    • ¡Peligro: asteroides! 

      Barceló Garcia, Miquel (1998-05)
      Article
      Open Access
    • Stable regions of motion Around a binary asteroid system 

      Liang, Yuning; Gómez Muntané, Gerard; Masdemont Soler, Josep; Xu, Ming (2019-11-01)
      Article
      Restricted access - publisher's policy
    • Study of the optimal approach and detection phases for missions to small asteroids 

      Pacheco Fuentes, Adrià (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2015-01)
      Master thesis (pre-Bologna period)
      Open Access
      Nowadays, small asteroids are catching the space community’s attention and interest. Instead of planning expensive missions to planets, missions to small asteroids (<100m) are of interest both because of their lower costs ...
    • Study on the generation of trajectories for multiple target flyby missions 

      Pagès i Fità, Jaume; Vergés Trias, Martí; Villá Millaruelo, Ricardo (1985-06-01)
      External research report
      Open Access
      This report presents a new approach and a complete package for solving the problem of generating multiple flyby feasible trajectories to the minor bodies of the solar system, asteroids and comets.