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Dr Stefania Soldini BEng MEng PhD

Lecturer (Asst. Prof.) in Space Engineering Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Eng

Publications

Selected Publications

  1. A generalised methodology for analytic construction of 1:1 resonances around irregular bodies: Application to the asteroid Ryugu’s ejecta dynamics (Journal article - 2020)
  2. Hayabusa2 arrives at the carbonaceous asteroid 162173 Ryugu-A spinning top-shaped rubble pile (Journal article - 2019)
  3. Dynamics of Solar Radiation Pressure-Assisted Maneuvers Between Lissajous Orbits (Journal article - 2019)
  4. HAYABUSA2 MISSION SOLAR CONJUNCTION TRAJECTORY FOR HOVERING SATELLITE: DESIGN, NAVIGATION AND POST-OPERATION EVALUATION (Conference Paper - 2019)

2021

Anomalously porous boulders on (162173) Ryugu as primordial materials from its parent body (Journal article)

Sakatani, N., Tanaka, S., Okada, T., Fukuhara, T., Riu, L., Sugita, S., . . . Tsuda, Y. (2021). Anomalously porous boulders on (162173) Ryugu as primordial materials from its parent body. NATURE ASTRONOMY, 5(8), 766-+. doi:10.1038/s41550-021-01371-7

DOI: 10.1038/s41550-021-01371-7

Thermally altered subsurface material of asteroid (162173) Ryugu (Journal article)

Kitazato, K., Milliken, R. E., Iwata, T., Abe, M., Ohtake, M., Matsuura, S., . . . Tsuda, Y. (2021). Thermally altered subsurface material of asteroid (162173) Ryugu. Nature Astronomy. doi:10.1038/s41550-020-01271-2

DOI: 10.1038/s41550-020-01271-2

Collisional history of Ryugu's parent body from bright surface boulders (Journal article)

Tatsumi, E., Sugimoto, C., Riu, L., Sugita, S., Nakamura, T., Hiroi, T., . . . Yoshikawa, M. (2021). Collisional history of Ryugu's parent body from bright surface boulders. NATURE ASTRONOMY, 5(1). doi:10.1038/s41550-020-1179-z

DOI: 10.1038/s41550-020-1179-z

2020

Hayabusa2’s superior solar conjunction mission operations: planning and post-operation results (Journal article)

Soldini, S., Takeuchi, H., Taniguchi, S., Kikuchi, S., Takei, Y., Ono, G., . . . Yoshikawa, M. (2020). Hayabusa2’s superior solar conjunction mission operations: planning and post-operation results. Astrodynamics. doi:10.1007/s42064-020-0076-7

DOI: 10.1007/s42064-020-0076-7

The deep-space multi-object orbit determination system and its application to Hayabusa2’s asteroid proximity operations (Journal article)

Takeuchi, H., Yoshikawa, K., Takei, Y., Oki, Y., Kikuchi, S., Ikeda, H., . . . Tsuda, Y. (2020). The deep-space multi-object orbit determination system and its application to Hayabusa2’s asteroid proximity operations. Astrodynamics. doi:10.1007/s42064-020-0084-7

DOI: 10.1007/s42064-020-0084-7

Hayabusa2's Superior Solar Conjunction Phase Trajectory Design, Guidance and Navigation (Journal article)

Soldini, S., Yamaguchi, T., Tsuda, Y., Takanao, S., & Nakazawa, S. (2020). Hayabusa2's Superior Solar Conjunction Phase Trajectory Design, Guidance and Navigation. Space Science Reviews, 216(6). doi:10.1007/s11214-020-00731-5

DOI: 10.1007/s11214-020-00731-5

Sample collection from asteroid (162173) Ryugu by Hayabusa2: Implications for surface evolution (Journal article)

Morota, T., Sugita, S., Cho, Y., Kanamaru, M., Tatsumi, E., Sakatanit, N., . . . Tsuda, Y. (2020). Sample collection from asteroid (162173) Ryugu by Hayabusa2: Implications for surface evolution. SCIENCE, 368(6491), 654-+. doi:10.1126/science.aaz6306

DOI: 10.1126/science.aaz6306

Women in Science of the Tech Academy organized by the Italian Newspaper Corriere della Sera (Media)

Soldini, S. (n.d.). Women in Science of the Tech Academy organized by the Italian Newspaper Corriere della Sera. [News and Workshop]. Retrieved from https://www.corriere.it/

An artificial impact on the asteroid (162173) Ryugu formed a crater in the gravity-dominated regime (Journal article)

Arakawa, M., Saiki, T., Wada, K., Ogawa, K., Kadono, T., Shirai, K., . . . Miura, A. (2020). An artificial impact on the asteroid (162173) Ryugu formed a crater in the gravity-dominated regime. SCIENCE, 368(6486), 67-+. doi:10.1126/science.aaz1701

DOI: 10.1126/science.aaz1701

Temporary Capture of Asteroid Ejecta into Periodic Orbits: Application to JAXA’s Hayabusa2 Impact Event (Conference Paper)

Villegas-Pinto, D., Soldini, S., Tsuda, Y., & Heiligers, J. (2020). Temporary Capture of Asteroid Ejecta into Periodic Orbits: Application to JAXA’s Hayabusa2 Impact Event. In AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi:10.2514/6.2020-0221

DOI: 10.2514/6.2020-0221

A generalised methodology for analytic construction of 1:1 resonances around irregular bodies: Application to the asteroid Ryugu’s ejecta dynamics (Journal article)

Soldini, S., Takanao, S., Ikeda, H., Wada, K., Yuichi, T., Hirata, N., & Hirata, N. (2020). A generalised methodology for analytic construction of 1:1 resonances around irregular bodies: Application to the asteroid Ryugu’s ejecta dynamics. Planetary and Space Science, 180. doi:10.1016/j.pss.2019.104740

DOI: 10.1016/j.pss.2019.104740

2019

Interview Radio Beckwith on the Hayabusa2 return Journey towards the Earth (Media)

Soldini, S. (2019). Interview Radio Beckwith on the Hayabusa2 return Journey towards the Earth. [Radio]. Retrieved from https://rbe.it/

HAYABUSA2: CURRENT SUMMARY. (Conference Paper)

Nakamura, T., Watanabe, S., Hirabayashi, M., Hirata, N., Hirata, N., Noguchi, R., . . . Tsuda, Y. (2019). HAYABUSA2: CURRENT SUMMARY.. In METEORITICS & PLANETARY SCIENCE Vol. 54. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Interviewed in Forbes on HY2’s SCI Experiment by Mr Jonathan O’Callagan (Media)

Soldini, S. (2019). Interviewed in Forbes on HY2’s SCI Experiment by Mr Jonathan O’Callagan. [News]. Retrieved from https://www.forbes.com/

Comparing the Dynamical Environments of Bennu and Ryugu (Conference Paper)

Scheeres, D., Mahon, J. W., French, A., Brack, D., Soldini, S., Baresi, N., . . . Lauretta, D. (2019, June 15). Comparing the Dynamical Environments of Bennu and Ryugu. In 32nd International Symposium on Space Technology and Science (ISTS). Fukui, Japan.

Hayabusa2 Mission Solar Conjunction Operation (Conference Paper)

Soldini, S., Yamaguchi, T., Tsuda, Y., & Saiki, T. (2019, June 15). Hayabusa2 Mission Solar Conjunction Operation. In Stefania Soldini. 32nd International Symposium on Space Technology and Science (ISTS).

Interview on the Italian Newspaper Il Messaggero, Rome (Media)

Soldini, S. (2019). Interview on the Italian Newspaper Il Messaggero, Rome. [Newspaper]. Retrieved from https://www.ilmessaggero.it/

Invited Keynote Speaker at Planetarium of Milan on the Hayabusa2 Mission (Other)

Soldini, S. (2019). Invited Keynote Speaker at Planetarium of Milan on the Hayabusa2 Mission. [Keynote Presentation]. Retrieved from https://lofficina.eu/

Hayabusa2 arrives at the carbonaceous asteroid 162173 Ryugu-A spinning top-shaped rubble pile (Journal article)

Watanabe, S., Hirabayashi, M., Hirata, N., Hirata, N., Noguchi, R., Shimaki, Y., . . . Tsuda, Y. (2019). Hayabusa2 arrives at the carbonaceous asteroid 162173 Ryugu-A spinning top-shaped rubble pile. Science, 364(6437), 268-272. doi:10.1126/science.aav8032

DOI: 10.1126/science.aav8032

The geomorphology, color, and thermal properties of Ryugu: Implications for parent-body processes (Journal article)

Sugita, S., Honda, R., Morota, T., Kameda, S., Sawada, H., Tatsumi, E., . . . Tsuda, Y. (2019). The geomorphology, color, and thermal properties of Ryugu: Implications for parent-body processes. Sceince, 364(6437), 252. doi:10.1126/science.aaw0422

DOI: 10.1126/science.aaw0422

High Porosity Nature of the Top-Shape C-Type Asteroid 162173 Ryugu as Observed by Hayabusa2 (Conference Paper)

Watanabe, S., Hirabayashi, M., Hirata, N. E. A., & Soldini, S. (2019, March 18). High Porosity Nature of the Top-Shape C-Type Asteroid 162173 Ryugu as Observed by Hayabusa2. In 50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Texas, US.

Corriere della Sera Newspaper Interview: Stefania Soldini, scientist in kimono: I work with the "cosmic diamond" at 280 million km from Earth (Media)

Soldini, S. (2019). Corriere della Sera Newspaper Interview: Stefania Soldini, scientist in kimono: I work with the "cosmic diamond" at 280 million km from Earth. [Newspaper]. Retrieved from https://27esimaora.corriere.it/

Women in Science: Askanews Interview (Media)

Soldini, S. (2019). Women in Science: Askanews Interview. [Newspaper]. Retrieved from http://www.askanews.it/

Radio Beckwith: Interview on the Hayabusa2 Touchdown Operation (Media)

Soldini, S. (2019). Radio Beckwith: Interview on the Hayabusa2 Touchdown Operation. Retrieved from https://rbe.it/2019/01/11/hayabusa2-intervista-stefania-soldini/

Stefania Soldini alla guida di Hayabusa2 (guiding Hayabusa2): Interview with the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) (Media)

Soldini, S. (2019). Stefania Soldini alla guida di Hayabusa2 (guiding Hayabusa2): Interview with the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF). [Online News]. Retrieved from https://www.media.inaf.it/2019/01/07/hayabusa2-stefania-soldini/

Dynamics of Solar Radiation Pressure-Assisted Maneuvers Between Lissajous Orbits (Journal article)

Soldini, S., Masdemont, J. J., & Gomez, G. (2019). Dynamics of Solar Radiation Pressure-Assisted Maneuvers Between Lissajous Orbits. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics: devoted to the technology of dynamics and control, 42(4), 769-793. doi:10.2514/1.G003725

DOI: 10.2514/1.G003725

Ejecta orbital and bouncing dynamics around asteroid Ryugu (Conference Paper)

Latino, A., Soldini, S., Colombo, C., & Tsuda, Y. (2019). Ejecta orbital and bouncing dynamics around asteroid Ryugu. In Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC Vol. 2019-October.

HAYABUSA2 MISSION SOLAR CONJUNCTION TRAJECTORY FOR HOVERING SATELLITE: DESIGN, NAVIGATION AND POST-OPERATION EVALUATION (Conference Paper)

Soldini, S., Yamaguchi, T., Takanao, S., & Tsuda, Y. (2019). HAYABUSA2 MISSION SOLAR CONJUNCTION TRAJECTORY FOR HOVERING SATELLITE: DESIGN, NAVIGATION AND POST-OPERATION EVALUATION. In SPACEFLIGHT MECHANICS 2019, VOL 168, PTS I-IV Vol. 168 (pp. 2929-2949). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

2018

Tokyo Space Café (Other)

Soldini, S. (2018). Tokyo Space Café. Retrieved from https://www.meetup.com/Tokyo-Space-Events/events/254256018/

Trajectory Design and Operations for Solar Conjunction during Hayabusa2 Hovering Phase (Conference Paper)

Soldini, S., Yamaguchi, T., & Tsuda, Y. (2018, July 30). Trajectory Design and Operations for Solar Conjunction during Hayabusa2 Hovering Phase. In 28th Workshop on Astrodynamics and Flight Mechanics. JAXA, Sagamihara, Japan.

Solar Sail Assisted Maneuvers Near Libration Points (Conference Paper)

Gomez, G., Masdemont, J. J., Xun, D., & Soldini, S. (2018, June 24). Solar Sail Assisted Maneuvers Near Libration Points. In https://www.usc.gal/astro/17jtmc/programa_es.html. Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Dynamics of dust particles in the vicinity of Ryugu asteroid under the effect of solar radiation pressure: application to Hayabusa2 spacecraft operations (Conference Paper)

Soldini, S., Tsuda, Y., & Takanao, S. (2018, May 14). Dynamics of dust particles in the vicinity of Ryugu asteroid under the effect of solar radiation pressure: application to Hayabusa2 spacecraft operations. In http://www.impact-res.org/CD2018/Catastrophic_Disruption_2018/Welcome.html. Kobe, Japan.

2017

“Science x Theater” organized by Nerd Nitte Tokyo (Other)

Soldini, S. (2017). “Science x Theater” organized by Nerd Nitte Tokyo. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH2bYD2vM0c

Preliminary, Design of Hayabusa2 mission operations during the solar conjunction communication blackout (Conference Paper)

Soldini, S., Yamaguchi, T., & Tsuda, Y. (2017, July 24). Preliminary, Design of Hayabusa2 mission operations during the solar conjunction communication blackout. In 27th Workshop on Astrodynamics and Flight Mechanics. JAXA, Sagamihara, Japan.

Assessing the Hazard Posed by Ryugu Ejecta Dynamics on Hayabusa2 Spacecraft (Conference Paper)

Soldini, S., & Tsuda, Y. (2017, June 3). Assessing the Hazard Posed by Ryugu Ejecta Dynamics on Hayabusa2 Spacecraft. In The 26th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics. Matsuyama, Japan.

Hayabusa2 Impact Experiment: Fate of the Asteroid Ryugu Ejecta (Conference Paper)

Soldini, S., & Tsuda, Y. (2017, May 15). Hayabusa2 Impact Experiment: Fate of the Asteroid Ryugu Ejecta. In The 5th IAA Planetary Defense Conference. Tokyo, Japan.

A Solar Radiation Pressure End-Of-Life Device for Libration Point Orbit Missions of the Sun-Earth System (Conference Paper)

Soldini, S., & Tsuda, Y. (2017, January 17). A Solar Radiation Pressure End-Of-Life Device for Libration Point Orbit Missions of the Sun-Earth System. In http://www.jsforum.or.jp/ISSS2017/. Kyoto, Japan.

JAXA’s Trojan Asteroid Mission: Trajectory Design of the Solar Power Sail and its Lander (Conference Paper)

Farres, A., & Soldini, S. (2017, January 17). JAXA’s Trojan Asteroid Mission: Trajectory Design of the Solar Power Sail and its Lander. In http://www.jsforum.or.jp/ISSS2017/. Kyoto, Japan.

Solar Radiation Pressure Hamiltonian Feedback Control for Unstable Libration-Point Orbits (Journal article)

Soldini, S., Colombo, C., & Walker, S. J. I. (2017). Solar Radiation Pressure Hamiltonian Feedback Control for Unstable Libration-Point Orbits. JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE CONTROL AND DYNAMICS, 40(6), 1374-1389. doi:10.2514/1.G002090

DOI: 10.2514/1.G002090

2016

Design and Control of solar radiation pressure assisted Missions in the Sun-Earth system (Conference Paper)

Soldini, S. (2016, July 25). Design and Control of solar radiation pressure assisted Missions in the Sun-Earth system. In 26th Workshop on Astrodynamics and Flight Mechanics. JAXA, Sagamihara, Japan.

The end-of-life disposal of satellites in libration-point orbits using solar radiation pressure (Journal article)

Soldini, S., Colombo, C., & Walker, S. (2016). The end-of-life disposal of satellites in libration-point orbits using solar radiation pressure. ADVANCES IN SPACE RESEARCH, 57(8), 1664-1679. doi:10.1016/j.asr.2015.06.033

DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2015.06.033

Solar radiation pressure assisted transfers between lissajous orbits of the sun-earth system (Conference Paper)

Soldini, S., Gómez, G., Masdemont, J. J., Colombo, C., & Walker, S. (2016). Solar radiation pressure assisted transfers between lissajous orbits of the sun-earth system. In Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC.

2015

Disposal of libration point orbits on a heliocentric graveyard orbit: the Gaia mission (Conference Paper)

Colombo, C., Letizia, F., Soldini, S., & Renk, F. (2015, October 25). Disposal of libration point orbits on a heliocentric graveyard orbit: the Gaia mission. In 25th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics. Munich, Germany.

End-of-life disposal concepts for Libration Point Orbit and Highly Elliptical Orbit missions (Journal article)

Colombo, C., Alessi, E. M., van der Weg, W., Soldini, S., Letizia, F., Vetrisano, M., . . . Landgraf, M. (2015). End-of-life disposal concepts for Libration Point Orbit and Highly Elliptical Orbit missions. ACTA ASTRONAUTICA, 110, 298-312. doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2014.11.002

DOI: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2014.11.002

End-of-life disposal concepts for Libration Point and Highly Elliptical Orbit missions (Conference Paper)

Colombo, C., Letizia, F., Soldini, S., Lewis, H., Alessi, E. M., Rossi, A., . . . Landgraf, M. (2015). End-of-life disposal concepts for Libration Point and Highly Elliptical Orbit missions. In Advances in the Astronautical Sciences Vol. 153 (pp. 171-190).

Libration-point orbit missions disposal at the end-of-life through solar radiation pressure (Conference Paper)

Soldini, S., Colombo, C., Walker, S., & Landgraf, M. (2015). Libration-point orbit missions disposal at the end-of-life through solar radiation pressure. In Advances in the Astronautical Sciences Vol. 153 (pp. 1127-1142).

SOLAR RADIATION PRESSURE END-OF-LIFE DISPOSAL FOR LIBRATION-POINT ORBITS IN THE ELLIPTIC RESTRICTED THREE-BODY PROBLEM (Conference Paper)

Soldini, S., Colombo, C., & Walker, S. J. I. (2015). SOLAR RADIATION PRESSURE END-OF-LIFE DISPOSAL FOR LIBRATION-POINT ORBITS IN THE ELLIPTIC RESTRICTED THREE-BODY PROBLEM. In SPACEFLIGHT MECHANICS 2015, PTS I-III Vol. 155 (pp. 397-417). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

2014

Comparison of Hamiltonian structure-preserving and Floquét mode station-keeping for Libration-point orbits (Conference Paper)

Soldini, S., Colombo, C., & Walker, S. (2014). Comparison of Hamiltonian structure-preserving and Floquét mode station-keeping for Libration-point orbits. In AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi:10.2514/6.2014-4118

DOI: 10.2514/6.2014-4118

A feasibility study of solar radiation pressure feedback control strategy for unstable periodic orbits in the restricted three-body problem (Conference Paper)

Soldini, S., Colombo, C., & Walker, S. (2014). A feasibility study of solar radiation pressure feedback control strategy for unstable periodic orbits in the restricted three-body problem. In Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC Vol. 7 (pp. 5056-5071).

Comparison of hamiltonian structure-preserving and floqúet mode station-keeping for libration-point orbits (Conference Paper)

Soldini, S., Colombo, C., & Walker, S. J. I. (2014). Comparison of hamiltonian structure-preserving and floqúet mode station-keeping for libration-point orbits. In AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference 2014. doi:10.2514/6.2014-4118

DOI: 10.2514/6.2014-4118

2013

Adaptive structures for spacecraft orbit control (Conference Paper)

Soldini, S., Colombo, C., & Walker, S. (2013). Adaptive structures for spacecraft orbit control. In Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC Vol. 7 (pp. 5620-5634).

Attitude Dynamics of ESMO Satellite: Mass Expulsion Torques and Propellant Slosh Model (Journal article)

Soldini, S., Bernelli-Zazzera, F., & Vasile, M. (2013). Attitude Dynamics of ESMO Satellite: Mass Expulsion Torques and Propellant Slosh Model. Aerotecnica Missili & Spazio, 92(1-2), 17-26. doi:10.1007/bf03404660

DOI: 10.1007/bf03404660

End-of-life disposal trajectories for libration point and highly elliptical orbit missions (Conference Paper)

Colombo, C., Lewis, H., Letizia, F., Soldini, S., Gössnitzer, L., Alessi, E. M., . . . Landgraf, M. (2013). End-of-life disposal trajectories for libration point and highly elliptical orbit missions. In Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC Vol. 4 (pp. 2563-2576).

2012

Attitude Dynamics of ESMO Satellite: Mass Expulsion Torques and Propellant Slosh Model (Conference Paper)

Soldini, S. (2012, April 12). Attitude Dynamics of ESMO Satellite: Mass Expulsion Torques and Propellant Slosh Model. In 8th AIAA-Pegasus Student Conference. Poitiers, France.