Selected Publications


  • Macario-Rojas, A., Smith, K. L., Crisp, N. H., and Roberts, P. C. E., “Atmospheric Interaction with Nanosatellites from Observed Orbital Decay,” Advances in Space Research, 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2018.02.022

  • Mostaza-Prieto, D., and Roberts, P. C. E., “Perigee Attitude Maneuvers of Geostationary Satellites During Electric Orbit Raising,” Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 2017, pp. 1–12. DOI: 10.2514/1.G002370

  • Crisp, N. H., Smith, K. L., and Hollingsworth, P. M., “Launch and deployment of distributed small satellite systems,” Acta Astronautica, vol. 114, 2015, pp. 65–78. DOI: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2015.04.015
  • Virgili Llop J, Roberts P, Palmer K, Hobbs S, Kingston J. 2014. "Descending Sun-Synchronous Orbits with Aerodynamic Inclination Correction". Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics. April. DOI: 10.2514/1.G000183

  • Mostaza Prieto D, Graziano B, Roberts P. 2014. "Spacecraft Drag Modelling". Progress in Aerospace Sciences. Vol. 64. pp 56-65. January. DOI: 10.1016/j.paerosci.2013.09.001

  • Virgili Llop J, Roberts P. 2013. "Dsat, a QB50 CubeSat mission to study rarefied-gas drag modelling". Acta Astronautica. Vol. 89. pp 130-138. August. DOI: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2013.04.006


  • Roberts, P. C. E., Crisp, N. H., et al., “DISCOVERER – Radical Redesign of Earth Observation Satellites for Sustained Operation at Significantly Lower Altitudes,” 68th International Astronautical Congress, Adelaide, Australia: International Astronautical Federation (IAF), 2017.

  • Vengadasalam, L., Hollingsworth, P. M., and Smith, K. L., “Space Mission Architecture Design Philosophies and Methodologies – A Review,” 31st International Symposium on Space Technology and Science, Matsuyama, Japan: Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences (JSASS), 2017.


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