Martin Lara

University of La Rioja

Martin Lara is a recognized expert in the application of perturbation theory to astrodynamics. In the early 90s, during his PhD studies in the University of Zaragoza, he had the opportunity of collaborating with A. Deprit. Since then he made a variety of contributions to astrodynamics, which range from the innovative design of repeat ground track orbits based on the continuation of families of periodic orbits, or the application of analogous methods for the characterization of stability regions around irregular bodies, in the beginning of his career, to the more recent application of perturbation theory to mission designing of artificial satellites, as well as to orbit and attitude propagation problems. He developed most of his career heading the Celestial Mechanics department of Real Observatorio de la Armada, in Spain, and currently collaborates with different research groups in Academia. He has participated in a variety of contracts with the European Space Agency or the French Space Agency CNES, and was one of the cofounders of the KePASSA series, a set of specialised meetings that focus on orbit propagation problems.


International Astronautical Congress 2021

25-29 October 2021

Dubai, United Arab Emirates