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Daniel García Yárnoz

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PhD Researcher

MSc

 

Contact Details

Email daniel.garcia-yarnoz@strath.ac.uk
Telephone +44 (0)141 574 5022
Building Lord Hope
Room Level 4
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PhD Project

Dynamics and mechanics of asteroids: from gravitational capture to manipulation of small bodies

Funded by the European Research Council (ERC)

 

Research Interests

Daniel graduated in aerospace engineering from the Technical University of Madrid in 2002, after a short exchange as an Erasmus student for his master thesis in TU Delft. He then joined the Spain-based company GMV as a space mission analyst and worked as project engineer in the areas of orbital mechanics, formation flying, satellite constellations and reusable launch vehicles.

In 2004 he moved to Germany where he has worked for 7 years in ESA/ESOC as a GMV contractor in the mission analysis section. At ESOC he has been involved in future interplanetary missions to Mercury, Mars and Jupiter moons, as well as various small studies of Earth observation and other Solar System exploration candidate missions.

After his stay at ESA, Daniel joined the Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory in October 2011 as a PhD researcher. His research is focused on the dynamics of asteroids, and the study of novel ways of manipulating small Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs), ranging from capture to material processing. He also collaborates as the payload coordinator for the StrathSat-R Experiment for the REXUS (Rocket EXperiments for University Students) 2013 campaign.

 

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Awards and Scholarships

  • Mac Robertson Postgraduate Travel Scholarship, University of Glasgow/University of Strathclyde, May 2013
  • John Moyes Lessells Travel Scholarship in Engineering, Royal Society of Edinburgh, May 2013
  • Aerospace Speakers' Travel Grant, Royal Aeronautical Society, February 2013
  • Faculty of Engineering Best Poster Award, Faculty of Engineering, University of Strathclyde, May 2012

 

Publications

On the a and g families of symmetric periodic orbits in the photo-gravitational hill problem and their application to asteroids

Garcia Yarnoz, Daniel and Scheeres, Daniel J. and McInnes, Colin (2014) On the a and g families of symmetric periodic orbits in the photo-gravitational hill problem and their application to asteroids. In: AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference 2014, 2014-08-04 - 2014-08-07, San Diego.

Passive sorting of asteroid material using solar radiation pressure

Garcia Yarnoz, Daniel and Sanchez Cuartielles, Joan-Pau and McInnes, Colin (2014) Passive sorting of asteroid material using solar radiation pressure. Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, 37 (4). pp. 1223-1235. ISSN 0731-5090

Applications of solar radiation pressure dominated highly non-Keplerian trajectories around minor bodies

Garcia Yarnoz, Daniel and Sanchez Cuartielles, Joan-Pau and McInnes, Colin (2013) Applications of solar radiation pressure dominated highly non-Keplerian trajectories around minor bodies. In: 64th International Astronautical Congress 2013, 2013-09-23 - 2013-09-27, Beijing.

Earth resonant gravity assists for asteroid retrieval missions

Sanchez Cuartielles, Joan-Pau and Alessi, Elisa Maria and Garcia Yarnoz, Daniel and McInnes, Colin (2013) Earth resonant gravity assists for asteroid retrieval missions. In: 64th International Astronautical Congress 2013, 2013-09-23 - 2013-09-27, Beijing.

Effective approach navigation prior to small body deflection

Vetrisano, Massimo and Garcia Yarnoz, Daniel and Branco, Joao (2013) Effective approach navigation prior to small body deflection. In: 12th Annual Space Generation Congress 2013, 2013-09-23 - 2013-09-27, Beijing.

Ejection and recovery system for CubeSat sized ejectables on sounding rockets

Donaldson, Nathan and Parry, Thomas and Sinn, Thomas and Garcia Yarnoz, Daniel and Lowe, Christopher John and Clark, Ruaridh (2013) Ejection and recovery system for CubeSat sized ejectables on sounding rockets. In: 64th International Astronautical Congress 2013, 2013-09-23 - 2013-09-27, Beijing.

Lessons learned from three university experiments onboard the REXUS/BEXUS sounding rockets and stratosphere balloons

Sinn, Thomas and Brown, Roy Hutton and McRobb, Malcolm and Wujek, Adam and Lowe, Christopher John and Weppler, Johannes and Parry, Thomas and Garcia Yarnoz, Daniel and Brownlie, Frazer and Skogby, Jerker and Dolan, Iain and de Franca Queiroz, Tiago and Rogberg, Fredrik and Donaldson, Nathan and Clark, Ruaridh and Allan, Andrew and Tibbert, Gunnar (2013) Lessons learned from three university experiments onboard the REXUS/BEXUS sounding rockets and stratosphere balloons. In: 64th International Astronautical Congress 2013, 2013-09-23 - 2013-09-27, Beijing.

Opportunities for asteroid retrieval missions

Garcia Yarnoz, Daniel and Sanchez Cuartielles, Joan-Pau and McInnes, Colin (2013) Opportunities for asteroid retrieval missions. In: Asteroids. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, London, 479-505, Chapter 21. ISBN 978-3-642-39243-6

Deflecting small asteroids using laser ablation : Deep space navigation and asteroid orbit control for LightTouch2 Mission

Vetrisano, Massimo and Branco, Joao and Sanchez Cuartielles, Joan-Pau and Garcia Yarnoz, Daniel and Vasile, Massimiliano (2013) Deflecting small asteroids using laser ablation : Deep space navigation and asteroid orbit control for LightTouch2 Mission. In: AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference 2013, 2013-08-19 - 2013-08-22, Boston, Massachusetts.

Easily retrievable objects among the NEO population

Garcia Yarnoz, Daniel and Sanchez Cuartielles, Joan-Pau and McInnes, Colin (2013) Easily retrievable objects among the NEO population. Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, 116 (4). pp. 367-388. ISSN 0923-2958

Light-touch2 : a laser-based solution for the deflection, manipulation and exploitation of small asteroids

Vasile, Massimiliano and Vetrisano, Massimo and Gibbings, Alison and Garcia Yarnoz, Daniel and Sanchez Cuartielles, Joan-Pau and Hopkins, John-Mark and Burns, David and McInnes, Colin and Colombo, Camilla and Branco, Joao and Wayman, Alastair and Eckersley, Steven (2013) Light-touch2 : a laser-based solution for the deflection, manipulation and exploitation of small asteroids. In: IAA Planetary Defense Conference, 2013-04-15 - 2013-05-19, Flagstaff.

Passive sorting of asteroid material using solar radiation pressure

Garcia Yarnoz, Daniel and Sanchez Cuartielles, Joan-Pau and McInnes, Colin (2013) Passive sorting of asteroid material using solar radiation pressure. In: 23rd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Conference, 2013-02-10 - 2013-02-14, Kauai, Hawaii.

Light Touch2 : Effective solutions to asteroid manipulation

Vasile, Massimiliano and Vetrisano, Massimo and Gibbings, Alison and Garcia Yarnoz, Daniel and Sanchez Cuartielles, Joan-Pau and Burns, David and Hopkins, John-Mark and Colombo, Camilla and Branco, Joao and Wayman, Alastair and Eckersley, Steven (2013) Light Touch2 : Effective solutions to asteroid manipulation. In: ESA/ESTEC SYSNova Space Concept Challenge, 2013-01-21 - 2013-01-22, Noordwijk.

Gravitational capture opportunites for asteroid retrieval missions

Sanchez Cuartielles, Joan-Pau and Garcia Yarnoz, Daniel and Alessi, Elisa Maria and McInnes, Colin (2012) Gravitational capture opportunites for asteroid retrieval missions. In: 63rd International Astronautical Congress, 2012-10-01 - 2012-10-05, Naples.

Near-Earth asteroid resource accessibility and future capture mission opportunities

Sanchez Cuartielles, Joan-Pau and Garcia Yarnoz, Daniel and McInnes, Colin (2012) Near-Earth asteroid resource accessibility and future capture mission opportunities. In: Global Space Exploration Conference, 2012-05-22 - 2012-05-24, Washington DC.