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Dr Carmen Pardini

After graduating in Physics at the University of Pisa in 1986, Carmen Pardini got a post-doctoral fellowship in mission analysis and astrodynamics at the CNUCE (now ISTI) Institute of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) in Pisa. Since then, she has served as a research scientist in the Space Flight Dynamics Laboratory of ISTI/CNR.
Her areas of research include astrodynamics, mission analysis and design, satellite re-entry predictions, software development, space debris modelling and mitigation.
Dr Pardini has provided technical support for flight dynamics to various space missions (e.g. Columbus, STS-52/IRIS/LAGEOS-2, STS-59/X-SAR, STS-68/X-SAR, MITA/NINA, BeppoSAX) and to the national civil protection authorities for re-entry predictions of potentially dangerous space objects. Since 1998, she is the Italian re-entry technical point of contact for the re-entry test campaigns of the Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee (IADC) and, since 2000, she is representative of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) in the IADC Working Group 2 (Environment and Data Base). She has been member of the program committee and/or co-chair of space debris symposium sessions in various international conferences, e.g. International Astronautical Congress (IAC), COSPAR Scientific Assembly, European Conference for Aerospace Sciences (EUCASS).
She is currently member of the IAA (International Academy of Astronautics) Committee on Space Debris and the IAASS (International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety) Aviation Debris and Meteoroids Integrated Risk Evaluation (ADMIRE) study team.
She is author, or co-author, of more than one hundred publications in international journals and conference proceedings, and more than fifty technical reports.

Reentry Predictions of Potentially Dangerous Uncontrolled Satellites: Challenges and Civil Protection Applications
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