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Results of the JIMO follow-on destinations parametric studies

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dc.contributor.author Noca, Muriel A.
dc.contributor.author Hack, Kurt J.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-02-06T20:55:17Z
dc.date.available 2008-02-06T20:55:17Z
dc.date.issued 2005-02-15
dc.identifier.citation Space Technology and Applications International Forum (STAIF), Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 15-17, 2005. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 05-0080
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/40631
dc.description.abstract NASA's proposed Jupiter Icy Moon Orbiter (JIMO) mission currently in conceptual development is to be the first one of a series of highly capable Nuclear Electric Propulsion (NEP) science driven missions. To understand the implications of a multi-mission capability requirement on the JIMO vehicle and mission, the NASA Prometheus Program initiated a set of parametric high-level studies to be followed by a series of more in-depth studies. The JIMO potential follow-on destinations identified include a Saturn system tour, a Neptune system tour, a Kuiper Belt Objects rendezvous, an Interstellar Precursor mission, a Multiple Asteroid Sample Return and a Comet Sample Return. This paper shows that the baseline JIMO reactor and design envelop can satisfy five out of six of the follow-on destinations. Flight time to these destinations can significantly be reduced by increasing the launch energy or/and by inserting gravity assists to the heliocentric phase. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 811184 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2005. en
dc.subject nuclear electric propulsion en
dc.subject mission analysis en
dc.subject Jupiter Icy Moon Orbiter (JIMO) en
dc.title Results of the JIMO follow-on destinations parametric studies en
dc.type Preprint en


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