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Analysis of Chemical, REP, and SEP missions to the Trojan asteroids

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dc.contributor.author Bonfiglio, Eugene P.
dc.contributor.author Oh, David
dc.contributor.author Yen, Chen-Wan
dc.date.accessioned 2005-08-30T21:53:35Z
dc.date.available 2005-08-30T21:53:35Z
dc.date.issued 2005-08-08
dc.identifier.citation AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Lake Tahoe, CA, August 7-11, 2005 en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 05-2173
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/37470
dc.description.abstract Recent studies suggest significant benefits from using 1st and 2nd generation Radioisotope Power Systems (RPS) as a power source for electric propulsion (EP) missions to the outer planets. This study focuses on trajectories to the Trojan asteroids. A high level analysis is performed with chemical trajectories to determine potential canidates for REP trajectory optimization. Extensive analysis of direct trajectories using REP is performed on these candidates. Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) trajectories are also considered for comparison against REP trajectories. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.relation.ispartofseries AAS 05-396 en
dc.subject Radioisotope Power Systems (RPS) en
dc.subject Electric propulsion en
dc.subject Trojan asteroids en
dc.subject Solar Electric Propulsion en
dc.subject Trajectories en
dc.title Analysis of Chemical, REP, and SEP missions to the Trojan asteroids en
dc.type Presentation en


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