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    • 3 Cat-4 mission, 1-Unit CubeSat for earth observation: Evaluation on the qualification and production during Phase D 

      Morea, Albert; Fernández, Lara; Gonga, Amadeu; Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Muñoz, Joan Francesc; Badia, Marc; Pérez, Adrián; García, Alejandro; Crisan, Ieremia; Contreras, Luis J.; Sobrino Hidalgo, Marco; Llaveria Godoy, David; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2022-04-29)
      Conference lecture
      Open Access
      The 3Cat-4 mission is a 1-unit CubeSat platform that serves as a technology demonstrator and educational platform for students at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Promoted by the UPC Nanosatellite and Payload ...
    • Analysis on the feasability of airborne GNSS-R receivers for weather nowcasting and target detection 

      Pérez Portero, Adrián; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (2020)
      Conference lecture
      Open Access
      Weather forecast relies to a large extent on data acquired by satellite. LEO polar satellites provide global coverage, but poor spatial resolution. GEO satellites provide a better coverage and revisit time, at expenses of ...
    • Análisis de riesgos misión GRASS (European Rover Challenge) 

      Escrivà Sendra, Clara (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2021-06-22)
      Master thesis
      Open Access
      El objetivo de esto proyecto es realizar un análisis exhaustivo sobre los riesgos asociados a la misión GRASS desarrollada por el UPC Space Program. Es necesario el desarrollo de este estudio para poder dividir los riesgos ...
    • Demonstration of the federated satellite systems concept for future earth observation satellite missions 

      Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Fernandez Capon, Lara Pilar; Badia Ballús, Marc; Martón González, Albert; Garzaniti, Nicola; Calveras Augé, Anna M.; Golkar, Alessandro; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (2020)
      Conference report
      Restricted access - publisher's policy
      In the last years, the need to access Earth Observation high spatial resolution data with very low latency, ideally in near-real-time, has increased. Distributed Satellite Systems have emerged as an effective and efficient ...
    • Disseny d'un hopper per exploració lunar 

      Soler Ferret, Marcel (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2012-07-03)
      Bachelor thesis
      Open Access
      The Moon despite of being so close, speaking in terms of typical space scales, is a rather unexplored place, and it may still hide a lot of surprises. It can be very useful if we use it as a launch base because her gravity ...
    • Estudio sobre la viabilidad de explotaciones mineras en cuerpos extraterrestres 

      Torrens García, Francesc (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-07-23)
      Bachelor thesis
      Open Access
      Planet Earth provides large amounts of natural resources required to supply the society and industry of today. Some of these resources are transformed to produce needed materials in the aerospace industry. In only 100 ...
    • Estudio y dimensionado de una RTG para satélites de exploración de objetos transneptunianos 

      Morales López, Alfonso (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2011-09)
      Master thesis (pre-Bologna period)
      Open Access
      Este proyecto es un State of the Art de la exploración espacial a través de la tecnología nuclear. Esto se realiza mediante el estudio de la historia de la exploración espacial y su tecnología, realizando un paso por sus ...
    • Experiment collaboration program during a Martian analogue mission to introduce young students to human space exploration 

      Rouverand, Léa; Cuny, Cerise; López-Contreras González, Elena; Prunier, Marine; Fouchet, Mathéo; Wattelle, Nicolas; Bourgeois, Valentine; Royer, Quentin; Delaroche, Marie (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2022-04-29)
      Conference lecture
      Open Access
      The last decade has demonstrated an increased public and private interest towards crewed missions through the emergence of New Space and the Artemis program. There is therefore a need to form the next generation of scientists ...
    • Minimum-fuel escape from two body sun-earth system 

      Colasurdo, Guido; Casalino, Lorenzo; Fantino, Elena (1999)
      Article
      Restricted access - publisher's policy
      Escaping from the solar system by receiving gravity assist from the Earth is considered in this paper. A simple procedure,which neglects the eccentricity of the Earth’s orbit and uses the two-body problem equations and ...
    • Reliability versus mass optimization of CO2 extraction technologies for long duration missions 

      Detrell Domingo, Gisela; Griful Ponsati, Eulàlia; Messerschmid, Ernst (2016-06-01)
      Article
      Open Access
      The aim of this paper is to optimize reliability and mass of three CO2 extraction technologies/components: the 4-Bed Molecular Sieve, the Electrochemical Depolarized Concentrator and the Solid Amine Water Desorption. The ...
    • SAT-hadoop-processor: a distributed remote sensing big data processing software for earth observation applications 

      Boudriki Semlali, Badr Eddine; Freitag, Fèlix (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2021-11-11)
      Article
      Open Access
      Nowadays, several environmental applications take advantage of remote sensing techniques. A considerable volume of this remote sensing data occurs in near real-time. Such data are diverse and are provided with high velocity ...
    • Satellite mission analysis simulator for Earth Observation 

      Crespo Serrano, Álvaro (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-07-08)
      Bachelor thesis
      Open Access
      The aim of this final degree project is to study and improve an existing satellite mission simulator software developed using Matlab for Earth observation purposes. Firstly, the characteristics and structure of the existing ...
    • Six-year evolution of a space-inspired collaborative problem-solving study program in Finland 

      Gebejes, Ana; Immonen, Heikki; Camarda, Charles J. (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2022-04-29)
      Conference lecture
      Open Access
      This paper presents the results of the six-year qualitative longitudinal case-study of the Epic Challenge study program in Finland. Created in 2008 for NASA engineers, the Epic Challenge program has grown and evolved to ...
    • Student perspective and lessons learned from participating in the European Rover Challenge 2021 

      Torrent, Arnau; Solé, Pol; Pan, Àngel; Anguera, Aiyanna; Barja, Adrià (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2022-04-29)
      Conference lecture
      Open Access
      The European Rover Challenge (ERC) is a competition where multiple teams from all around the world must face the technical, logistical, scientific and managerial difficulties of designing, building and operating a rover ...
    • Study and Validation of a Double Inertial Platform for a Lunar Pico-Rover 

      Jaramillo Araque, Johan Steven (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2013-02-01)
      Bachelor thesis
      Open Access
      This Final Bachelor work is a study and validation of a double Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) for a Lunar Pico-Rover. The first chapter is a review of the current market for low-cost IMUs based on Commercial off-the-shelf ...
    • Study of Cassini and New Horizons trajectories using JPL SPICE library 

      Sala Marco, Roger (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-06-10)
      Bachelor thesis
      Open Access
      The obtaining of scientific data in interplanetary missions is based on a series of complex algorithms that serve to plan and develop the experiments.At different stages of the mission, due to the fact that the conditions ...
    • Study of Earth-to-Jupiter transfers with gravity assist at Mars using the C3 matching technique 

      Torino Rius, Sergi (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2016-06-22)
      Bachelor thesis
      Restricted access - author's decision
      Space exploration arouses a great interest in the scientific community and, each time, it is intended to deal with more complex and ambitious missions. Nowadays, the computing power allows modelling accurate force fields ...
    • Study of the Performance of Propulsion Units with Nitrogen-Jet Thrusters for Astronaut Extravehicular Activities’ (EVAs) 

      Monokrousos, Nikolaos (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2021-06)
      Master thesis
      Open Access
      The future plans of the space agencies all across the globe, mainly focus on the advance of the Extravehicular Activities (EVAs) that are orientated in the repair and maintenance of the space vehicles. This thesis presents ...
    • Study on a sustainable additive manufacturing process for space applications 

      Gobartt González, Fernando (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-01-17)
      Master thesis
      Restricted access - author's decision
      Human space exploration is becoming a major target for space agencies lately. This interest is based on the will, some people may say need, to set a foot on places outside Earth and prove them viable and sustainable for ...