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Ballute aerocapture trajectories at Neptune

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dc.contributor.author Lyons, Daniel T.
dc.contributor.author Johnson, Wyatt
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-19T17:28:52Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-19T17:28:52Z
dc.date.issued 2004-08-16
dc.identifier.citation AAIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, August 16-19, 2004. en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 04-2574
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/41823
dc.description.abstract Using an inflatable ballute system for aerocapture at planets and moons with atmospheres has the potential to provide significant performance benefits compared not only to traditional all propulsive capture, but also to aeroshell based aerocapture technologies. This paper discusses the characteristics of entry trajectories for ballute aerocapture at Neptune. These trajectories are the first steps in a larger systems analysis effort that is underway to characterize and optimize the performance of a ballute aerocapture system for future missions not only at Neptune, but also the other bodies with atmospheres. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2004. en_US
dc.subject ballute en_US
dc.subject aerocapture en_US
dc.subject Titan Missions en_US
dc.title Ballute aerocapture trajectories at Neptune en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US
dc.subject.NASATaxonomy Astrodynamics en_US


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