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Planetary moon cycler trajectories

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dc.contributor.author Russell, Ryan P.
dc.contributor.author Strange, Nathan J.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-11T17:03:37Z
dc.date.available 2007-07-11T17:03:37Z
dc.date.issued 2007-01-28
dc.identifier.citation AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Sedona, Arizona, January 28, - February 1, 2007. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 07-0390
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/40318
dc.description.abstract Free-return cycler trajectories repeatedly shuttle a spacecraft between two bodies using little or no fuel. Here, the cycler architecture is proposed as a complementary and alternative method for designing planetary moon tours. Previously applied enumerative cycler search and optimization techniques are generalized and specifically implemented in the Jovian and Saturnian moon systems. In addition, the algorithms are tested for general use to find non-Earth heliocentric cyclers. Overall, hundreds of ideal model ballistic cycler geometries are found and several representative cases are documented and discussed. Many of the ideal model solutions are found to remain ballistic in a zero radius sphere of influence patched conic ephemeris model, and preliminary work in a high-fidelity fully integrated model demonstrates near-ballistic cycles for several example cases. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 1575652 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2007. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries AAS en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 07-118 en
dc.subject planetary moons en
dc.subject Titan en
dc.subject Enceladus en
dc.subject Cycler en
dc.subject trajectory en
dc.subject ballistic en
dc.title Planetary moon cycler trajectories en
dc.type Preprint en


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