The Astrodynamics Network

Second AstroNet-II Training School

"Advanced aspects of Spacecraft Control and Mission Design"

Description: The first summer school of the AstroNet-II network is intended to provide an insight into current research methods used in and applied to spacecraft control and mission design. There will be a number of lectures aimed at training early stage and experienced researchers by presenting current state-of-the-art research. The topics of invariant manifolds, advanced concepts for formation flying, optimal control and optimization, attitude and orbit determination and solar sails will be delivered by leading international experts in the field.

In addition, a special memorial session dedicated to the Emeritus Professor of Astronomy Archie Roy will take place on the afternoon of Monday 3rd  June and will include a public lecture.

The afternoon of the 4th-7th 
June will be dedicated to a scientific meeting where the Astronet researchers will deliver presentations on their research work to date.

Organizers:James Biggs, Albert Caubet, Mattia Zamaro University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom.(

Period: Monday 3 - Friday 7 June 2013.

Courses and TeachersThe courses and teachers are the following: 

  • Invariant Manifolds. Prof, Josep J. Masdemont and Prof. Gerard Gómez. Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC). Barcelona, Spain.
  • Orbit and Attitude Determination. Prof. Ozan Tekinalp. Middle East Technical University (METU). Ankara, Turkey.
  • Optimal Control and Applications. Prof. Victor Becerra, University of Reading, Reading, UK.
  • Solar Sailing. Prof. Colin McInnes, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK..
  • Trajectory Optimization. Prof. Max Vasile, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.

For more information, visit the school website