ReDSHIFT: A Global Approach to Space Debris Mitigation

Alessandro Rossi, Camilla Colombo, Kleomenis Tsiganis, James Beck, Jonathan Rodriguez, Scott Walker, Federico Letterio, Florio Dalla Vedova, Volker Schaus, Rada Popova, Alessandro Francesconi, Hedley Stokes (+9 others)
2018 Aerospace (Basel)  
The H2020 ReDSHIFT project aims at finding passive means to mitigate the proliferation of space debris. This goal is pursued by a twofold research activity based on theoretical astrodynamics, computer simulations and the analysis of legal aspects of space debris, coupled with an experimental activity on advanced additive manufacturing (3D printing) applied to the production of a novel small satellite. Several different aspects related to the design and production of a debris compliant
more » ... are treated, including shielding, area augmentation devices for deorbiting (solar and drag sails) and design for demise. A strong testing activity, mainly based on design for demise wind tunnel experiments and hypervelocity impacts is performed as well. The main results obtained so far in the project are outlined.
doi:10.3390/aerospace5020064 fatcat:knszgpsbwnayxe3te2v3vhimii