Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


Charles Bussy-Virat

Charles Bussy-Virat

Research Fellow

Office: 1417 SRB
Phone: +1(312)508-0412


Ph.D., Spaceflight Dynamics, University of Michigan

M.S., Space Sciences, University of Michigan

M.Eng., Aerospace Engineering, ISAE-Supaero

B.S. Physics, University Pierre et Marie Curie Paris VI

B.S. Physics and Chemistry, Lycee Henri IV


Spacecraft collision avoidance, space misison design and analysis

Specializations and Research Interests

My research focuses on spacecraft collision avoidance. More specifically, I work on predicting the risk of collision between objects orbiting the Earth, and on studying the effects of uncertainties in the atmospheric density on the probability of collision. I also participate in the CYGNSS constellation analysis and maneuver planning, a mission that has been flying since December 2016.

Updated: 2017-01-18