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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, ...
    • Asteroidal volatiles for the development of planetary outposts: the case of the Moon 

      Ibáñez Cuadal, Carlos (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2021-06-21)
      Master thesis
      Open Access
      The discovery of lunar ice in 1998 opened a whole variety of new perspectives for in-situ resource utilization of water on the Moon. However, more recent studies suggest that the amount of lunar ice is scarce. On the other ...
    • Capturing small asteroids into a Sun-Earth Lagrangian point 

      Lladó, Neus; Ren, Yuan; Masdemont Soler, Josep; Gómez Muntané, Gerard (2014-02-01)
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      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 ...
    • Economics of the explotation of the resources in celestial bodies 

      Coronado Escudero, Joan (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019)
      Master thesis
      Open Access
      Covenantee:   Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace
    • 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
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      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 ...
    • Stable regions of motion Around a binary asteroid system 

      Liang, Yuning; Gómez Muntané, Gerard; Masdemont Soler, Josep; Xu, Ming (2019-11-01)
      Article
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    • Study of non-ellipsoidal bodies using SPICE 

      Comerón Castillo, David (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2021-06-22)
      Master thesis
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    • Study on the generation of trajectories for multiple target flyby missions 

      Pagès i Fità, Jaume; Vergés Trias, Martí; Villá Millaruelo, Ricardo (1985-06-01)
      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.
    • Study: Asteroid Mission Guidance and Control using Dual Quaternions 

      Trullàs Ballester, Marc (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-10-03)
      Master thesis
      Open Access
      Covenantee:   Technische Universiteit Delft
      The investigation of small bodies in the Solar System such as asteroids and comets is of increasing interest to the space exploration community for scientific and security reasons. A key enabling technology is the availability ...
    • The reflectance spectra of CV-CK carbonaceous chondrites from the near-infrared to the visible 

      Tanbakouei, Safoura; Trigo Rodríguez, Josep Maria; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Moyano Cambero, Carles E.; Williams, Iwan; Rivkin, Andrew S. (Oxford University Press, 2021-10-01)
      Article
      Open Access
      Carbonaceous chondrite meteorites are so far the only available samples representing carbon-rich asteroids and in order to allow future comparison with samples returned by missions such as Hayabusa 2 and OSIRIS-Rex, it is ...
    • UV to far-IR reflectance spectra of carbonaceous chondrites - I. Implications for remote characterization of dark primitive asteroids targeted by sample-return missions 

      Trigo Rodríguez, Josep Maria; Moyano Cambero, Carles E.; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Fornasier, Sonia; Barucci, Maria Antonietta; Belskaya, Irina N.; Martins, Zita; Rivkin, Andrew S.; Dotto, Elisabetta; Madiedo, José María; Alonso Azcárate, Jacinto (2014-01-01)
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      We analyse here a wide sample of carbonaceous chondrites from historic falls (e.g. Allende, Cold Bokkeveld, Kainsaz, Leoville, Murchison, Murray, Orgueil and Tagish Lake) and from NASA Antarctic collection.With the ...