CastelGAUSS Project presented at IAC 2018

On October 4, at the 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC2018), a GAUSS collaborator – Sergei Schmalz, Astronomer of KIAM Institute – involved in CastelGAUSS Project, gave an interactive presentation on the present results of the ISON-Castelgrande Observatory, during the session dedicated to the area of Space Debris (16th IAA Symposium on Space Debris)

CastelGAUSS Observatory (located in Basilicata Region, Italy) is part of the International Scientific Optical Network (ISON) and performs optical observations of Near-Earth (NEOs) and GSO Objects, for instance it was recently able to take a picture of the Chinese Space Station Tiangong-1 while passing over Italy re-entering Earth’s atmosphere.

   Presentation of CastelGAUSS Project being announced at IAC 2018 in Bremen

Within the Space Debris Detection, Tracking and Characterization technical session, the keynote addressed the technical methodology and research topics of space surveillance in the framework of the cooperation between the KIAM Institute and GAUSS

                    The keynote session with the audience attending

From left to right: Sergei Schmalz (KIAM Astronomer), Dr. Igor Molotov (KIAM Institute Manager), Professor Filippo Graziani (GAUSS President and IAC Trustee)

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