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Orbital and Landing Operations at Near-Earth

Show simple item record Scheeres, D. J. en_US 2004-10-04T21:20:26Z 2004-10-04T21:20:26Z 1995-12 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Albuquerque, New Mexico en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 95-1546 en_US
dc.description.abstract Orbital and landing operations about near-Earth asteroids are different than classical orbital operations about large bodies. The major differences lie with the small mass of the asteroid, the lower orbital velocities, the larger Solar tide and radiation pressure perturbations, the irregular shape of the asteroid and the potential for non-uniform rotation of the asteroid. These differences change the nature of orbits about an asteroid to where it is often common to find trajectories that evolve from stable, near-circular orbits to crashing or escaping orbits in a matter of days. The understanding and control of such orbits is important if a human or robotic presence at asteroids is to be commonplace in the future. en_US
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dc.subject.other Orbital Near-Earth en_US
dc.title Orbital and Landing Operations at Near-Earth en_US

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