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Dr. Heike Frei


Dr. Heike Frei graduated in mathematics in 2010 and received her Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) in 2015 from the University of Regensburg. Since 2010, she is employed at German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich. She is the head of the department of „Spaceflight Technology“ within the German Space Operations Center (GSOC) and since 2023 she is lecturer at University of Würzburg.

Research interests:

  • Relative orbit and attitude determination and control
  • On-orbit servicing and active debris removal
  • Rendezvous and inspection
  • Optical navigation
  • Image processing
  • Numerics and optimization
  • On-board autonomy
  • Hardware-in-the-loop simulation