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The combination of low-thrust propulsion and gravity assists to enhance deep-space missions has proven to be a remarkable task. In this paper, we present a novel method that is based on evolutionary neurocontrollers. The main advantage in the use of a neurocontroller is the generation of a control law with a limited number of decision variables. On the(More)
— The combination of low-thrust propulsion and gravity assists allows designing high-energy missions. However the optimization of such trajectories is no trivial task. In this paper, we present a novel method that is based on evolutionary neurocontrollers. The main advantage of using a neurocontroller is the generation of a control law with a limited number(More)
Inverse synthetic aperture radars (ISAR) are a valuable instrument for assessing the dynamic state of a large object in low Earth orbit. In particular, the images generated by these radars can reach a sufficient resolution to be used during launch support or contingency operations in low Earth orbit, i.e. for confirming the deployment of structures ,(More)
By the end of 2022 the binary Asteroid Didymos will pass the Earth at a distance of 15 Mio km at its closest approach. Didymos consists of a larger body (Didymain) and a small companion (Didymoon). ESA, together with NASA, DLR, APL and the Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur, are studying a mission called AIDA to test our ability to perform a spacecraft impact(More)
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