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Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter Mission design overview

Show simple item record Sims, Jon A. 2006-02-14T17:42:25Z 2006-02-14T17:42:25Z 2006-01-22
dc.identifier.citation 2006 AAS/AIAA SpaceFlight Mechanics Meeting, Tampa, Florida, January 22-26, 2006. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 06-0215
dc.description.abstract An overview of the design of a possible mission to three large moons of Jupiter (Callisto, Ganymede, and Europa) is presented. The potential Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter (JIMO) mission uses ion thrusters powered by a nuclear reactor to transfer from Earth to Jupiter and enter a low-altitude science orbit around each of the moons. The combination of very limited control authority and significant multibody dynamics resulted in some aspects of the trajectory design being different than for any previous mission. The results of several key trades, innovative trajectory types and design processes, and remaining issues are presented. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 592567 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006. en
dc.subject mission design en
dc.subject low-thrust trajectory design en
dc.title Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter Mission design overview en
dc.type Preprint en

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