Our very own FAIR-SPACE Hub Researcher, Dr Pedro Proenca, achieved 3rd place in the Pose Estimation Challenge, organised by the Space Rendezvous Laboratory of Stanford University and the Advanced Concepts Team (ACT) of the European Space Agency (ESA).
Pose estimation of known uncooperative spacecraft plays an important role in various satellite servicing missions of scientific, economic, and societal benefits. As part of the challenge, participants were tasked with estimating the pose of the Tango spacecraft from its synthetic and real images captured using computer graphics and a robotic testbed, respectively. Click here to find out more about the challenge.
Congratulations on your success Pedro.