Contact Dr Marta Ceccaroni


Marta got her degree in Differential Equations and Functional Analysis at the Department of Mathematics of the Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome and her PhD in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. She has accomplished a 3 years post-doc within the EU funded AstroNet-II Marie Curie research training network in astrodynamics. She worked as a validation analyst in the field of airport traffic control and management and at the NEO Coordination Centre (ESA-ESRIN) as an Operations Engineer for the asteroid orbit determination and impact monitoring services. Marta recently joined the University of Cranfield as a Lecturer in Space Engineering.

Current activities

Academic interests / expertise include:

Orbital Dynamics

Low Energy Transfers

Perturbation Theories

Asteroid Hazard mitigation

Small Bodies and Minimoons


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

  • Lafiosca P & Ceccaroni M (2022) Rectifying homographies for stereo vision: analytical solution for minimal distortion. In: SAI 2022: Intelligent Computing, London, 14-15 July 2022.
  • Cano JL, Faggioli L, Ceccaroni M, Martín J, Micheli M, Teodorescu AM, Schneider R, Bernardi F, Di Girolamo G, Klug J, Jehn R & Koschny D (2019) Recent evolutions in ESA’s neo coordination centre system. In: Planetary Defense Conference, Washington, 29 April - 3 May 2019.
  • Cano JL, Ceccaroni M, Faggioli L, Jehn R, Koschny D, Lemmens S, Letizia F, Löhle S, Martín J & Micheli M (2019) ESA's activities on the boundaries between neo and debris detection. In: 1st NEO and Debris Detection Conference, Darmstadt, 22-24 January 2019.
  • Bucciarelli S, Ceccaroni M, Celletti A & Pucacco G (2016) Bifurcations thresholds of halo orbits. In: AstroNet-II, Tossa de Mar, 15-19 June 2015.
  • Tantardini M, Flamini E, Capaccioni F, Casalino L, Cremonese G, Filacchione G, Lavagna M, Mastroguiseppe M, Naletto G, Preti G, Re C, Tordi M, Mugnuolo R, Mascetti G, Ceccaroni M, Possenti A, Trucco R, Piccioni G, Pisanu T & Simioni E (2016) A possible Italian contribution in the NASA asteroid redirect robotic mission (ARRM). In: 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC-16), 2016, Guadalajara, 26-30 September 2016.
  • Ceccaroni M & Biggs J (2012) Analytical perturbative method for frozen orbits around the asteroid 433 eros. In: 63rd International Astronautical Congress (IAC-12), 2012, Naples, 1-5 October 2012.
  • Ceccaroni M & Biggs J (2011) Nonlinearly stable equilibria in the Sun-Jupiter-Trojan-Spacecraft four body problem. In: IAC2011 : 62nd International Astronautical Congress, Cape Town, 3-7 October 2011.
  • Ceccaroni M & Biggs J (2011) Extension of low-thrust propulsion to the autonomous coplanar circular restricted four body problem with application to future trojan asteroid missions. In: 61st International Astronautical Congress (IAC-10), 2010, Prague, 27 September - 1 October 2010.