Spanish researchers at the University of La Rioja have come up with an improved way to safely obliterate satellites after their re-entry into the atmosphere.
The published paper, named “End-Of-Life Disposal of High Elliptical Orbit Missions: The Case of INTEGRAL” can be found here.
A new methodology for retiring satellites, developed by researchers at the University of La Rioja has proven to improve mission safety while lowering risks and costs, reports Phys.
The method involves the use of an ‘evolutionary algorithm’ that helped solve the quandary of a mathematical optimization problem involving several variables and objectives.
Objectives including [...]