We are very proud of the work Shota Takahashi did with Daynan Crull and Lisa Whittle with guidance from Dan Scheeres for Karman+ on analyzing proximate operations for spacecraft/asteroid interactions. Shota presented at the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference on August 10, 2022, in Charlotte. Congrats to Shota for being honored with the conference’s Breakwell Award. Outstanding achievement!
In 2026, Karman+ will be flying ‘High Frontier’, our first mission to a near-Earth asteroid. We are focused on carbonaceous asteroids, both for their water content as well as for their physical composition.
Written in 1976 as a blueprint for expansion into space, Princeton professor Gerard K. O’Neill worked with NASA and other researchers for decades to validate and prove out his plans. The elegance
Technical Dispatches, as related by the minds behind Karman+, are intended to bring readers behind the scenes and into the research. In this edition, Dr. Lauri Siltala, a Finnish astronomer and asteroid characterization