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Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter interplanetary injection period analysis

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dc.contributor.author Kowalkowski, Theresa D.
dc.contributor.author Kangas, Julie A.
dc.contributor.author Parcher, Daniel W.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-02-14T17:43:38Z
dc.date.available 2006-02-14T17:43:38Z
dc.date.issued 2006-01-22
dc.identifier.citation 2006 AAS/AIAA SpaceFlight Mechanics Meeting, Tampa, Florida, January 22-26, 2006. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 06-0037
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/38714
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates the sensitivity of the planned Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter mission to variations in interplanetary injection date, magnitude, and direction, starting in a low-Earth assembly orbit. These results are used to determine the frequency and number of injection opportunities from a processing assembly obit. It is shown that the use of a low-thrust propulsion system with a nuclear-electric power source would allow the interplanetary trajectory performance to be relatively insensitive to variations in injection conditions. This result yields many injection opportunities due to the long injection period and consecutive orbits with favorable geometry en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 980683 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 Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter (JIMO) en
dc.subject trajectory en
dc.subject low-thrust en
dc.title Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter interplanetary injection period analysis en
dc.type Preprint en


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