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Photometry of space debris at the Astronomical Observatory of Castelgrande in 2019-2021

Sergei Schmalz1,Filippo Graziani2,Riccardo Di Roberto2,Vladimir Kouprianov3,Vladimir Lopachenko1,Viktor Voropaev1
KIAM RAS1GAUSS Srl2University of North Carolina3

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Publishing year2021 PublisherESA Space Debris Office Publishing typeConference Name of conference8th European Conference on Space Debris
Pagesn/a Volume
T. Flohrer, S. Lemmens, F. Schmitz


We present recent results of and current work on photometry of artificial satellites at the Astronomical Observatory of Castelgrande (Italy) in 2019–2020: Results of long-term photometry of upper stages Falcon 9 R/B and Atlas 5 Centaur R/B. Preliminary results of Intelsat 29E long-term photometry. On-going photometry of decaying space debris. Development of photometry software for analysis of rotation period and rotation axis orientation. Development of a new open-access database for artificial satellite photometry. Theory of a light curve modelling method with Blender 3D.