Bachelor Thesis

The title of my Bachelor Thesis was Software Development for Statistical Modelling of an Asteroid Redirection Mission. It was submitted to the Department of Physics at Stockholm University in May 2015. The program is Simulink based with known asteroid characteristics and uncertainties. A Monte Carlo simulation then forms the basis to understand the possibilities of asteroid redirection and utilization.

Small asteroids are preferred for asteroid redirection missions. However, smaller asteroids tend to have a very irregular shape meaning that orbital prediction is very hard. The program simulates space crafts with the capability of functioning autonomously with regards to orbital corrections.

 

The thesis can be downloaded here:

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