wednesday 30 Ottobre 2019Dalle 18:00 alle 19:30POLImoon | LUMIO mission: thinking inside the boxPOLImoon


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Scientific Seminar with
Francesco Topputo

The Lunar Meteoroid Impact Observer (LUMIO) is a CubeSat mission to observe, quantify, and characterise the meteoroid impacts by detecting their flashes on the lunar far-side. LUMIO is one of the two winners of ESA’s LUCE (Lunar CubeSat for Exploration) SysNova competition, and as such it is being considered by ESA for implementation in the near future.

LUMIO envisages a 12U CubeSat form-factor placed in a halo orbit at Earth-Moon L2, carrying the LUMIO-Cam, a miniaturized optical instrument capable of detecting light flashes in the visible spectrum. LUMIO demonstrates our recently enabled capability to perform lunar science and exploration with a shoebox-sized space system.

Francesco Topputo is an Associate Professor of Aerospace Systems at Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and holds a position as Visiting Researcher at TU Delft, The Netherlands. His core research activities involve space flight dynamics and control, autonomous navigation, interplanetary CubeSat mission and system design. He has been PI in 10 research projects, and leads a research group composed by 5 PhD students and 4 visiting PhD students. He co-founded Dinamica Srl, an Italian SME engaged in multiple activities with ESA and EC, where he was partner for 10 years. He has authored 45 peer-reviewed articles published in international journals and over 170 works in total. He is Associated Editor at the journals Advances in Space Research (Elsevier) and Astrodynamics (Springer).

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Date e orari

mercoledì 30 Ottobre 2019
Dalle 18:00 alle 19:30


Politecnico di Milano, aula L12, Building B12, DAER

via La Masa, 34 - 20156 Milano


Politecnico di Milano