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Advances in space systems engineering at the University of Glasgow

McInnes, Colin and Cartmell, Matthew P. and Radice, Gianmarco (2001) Advances in space systems engineering at the University of Glasgow. Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, 73 (4). pp. 360-366. ISSN 0002-2667

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Abstract

A range of space systems engineering technologies are currently under development at the University of Glasgow. Much of this work centres on advanced propulsion (solar sailing and tethers) which is complemented by studies on space robotics and spacecraft autonomy. This paper summarises these activities to provide a brief overview of current research interests. Although some work represents fundamental research in space systems engineering, much is mission-oriented and focused on future exploitation.