"NO MORE LOST IN SPACE!"

 Abstract:

Everyone is talking about missions involving a small group of satellites flying in formation to provide better temporal or multipoint measurements in the Geospace environment. How easy is it to keep two or more satellites in close proximity over a mission’s lifetime?

This lecture will review some of the work done in the Astrodynamcis group towards answering this question. The talk will focus on what the issues are and what tools we shall need to explore formation flying as a concept.