The Global Virtual Workshop I (GVW-I) of the Stardust-R project is organized by the University of Pisa and the University of Belgrade in the period September 7-10, 2020.

DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 EMERGENCY THE WORKSHOP IS PLANNED TO BE HELD IN FULL REMOTE CONNECTION, BOTH FOR SPEAKERS AND PARTICIPANTS.

If the current situation changes, the workshop will be hosted by the Department of Mathematics of the University of Pisa, and it will be possible to participate to the meeting either in person or in remote connection.

GVW-I is the first international event and will cover theme of “Exploration, Exploitation of Minor Bodies”. Presentations from all the ESRs and participants not belonging to Stardust-R will be delivered. It will last for 4 days.


Topic highlights include:

  • close approaches theory for impact monitoring
  • control of small satellites with limited resources
  • deep space navigation
  • deflection of asteroids by kinetic impactors
  • dynamical and physical characterisation of asteroids and binary systems
  • intelligent landing systems
  • mutual geometry of orbits
  • navigation in close proximity and landing on solar system minor bodies
  • orbit determination of asteroids
  • patched dynamics for satellites and spacecrafts
  • sample return missions
  • small spacecraft systems for deep space missions