GTOC 9: Results from University of Strathclyde (team Strath++)

Carlos Ortega Absil, Lorenzo A. Ricciardi, Marilena Di Carlo, Cristian Greco, Romain Serra, Mateusz Polnik, Aram Vroom, Annalisa Riccardi, Edmondo Minisci, Massimiliano Vasile

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The design and planning of space trajectories is a challenging problem in mission analysis. In the last years global optimisation techniques have proven to be a valuable tool for automating the design process that otherwise would mostly rely on engineers’ expertise. The paper presents the optimisation approach and problem formulation proposed by the team Strathclyde++ to address the problem of the 9th edition of the Global Trajectory Optimisation Competition. While the solution approach is introduced for the design of a set of multiple debris removal missions, the solution idea can be generalised to a wider set of trajectory design problems that have a similar structure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-70
Number of pages14
JournalActa Futura
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2018


  • global trajectory optimisation competition
  • European space agency
  • space mission design
  • debris removal
  • trajectory design


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