The International Space Station poses very challenging issues from the logistic point of view. Its on-orbit stay is to be significantly extended in the near future and ever increasing experimental activity in microgravity is expected, giving rise to a renewed interest in the related optimization aspects. A permanent logistic support is necessary to guarantee its operational working, as well as the performing of the scientific activity on board. A traffic model, based on a Mixed Integer Linear Programming (MIP) approach, has been adopted to carry out the requested logistic planes. It is discussed in this chapter providing some insights concerning the topical applicative context.
'A Traffic Model for the International Space Station: An MIP Approach', by Giorgio Fasano. In Giorgio Fasano and János D. Pintér, Eds. Modeling and Optimization in Space Engineering. Springer Optimization and Its Applications, pp 215-233, 2013