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Trajectory design considerations for small-body touch-and-go

Show simple item record Wallace, Mark S. Broschart, Stephen Bonfiglio, Eugene Bhaskharan, Shyam Cangahuala, Alberto 2012-02-28T16:28:01Z 2012-02-28T16:28:01Z 2011-02-14
dc.identifier.citation 21st AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 14, 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 11-0615
dc.description.abstract "Touch-and-Go," or TAG, is an approach to small-body surface interrogation missions in which the spacecraft descends to the surface, remains in contact for a short time, and then ascends without coming to rest. Appropriate trajectory design solutions to support TAG missions vary widely based on the spacecraft dynamics, small-body environment, spacecraft and ground systems capabilities, and mission objectives. This paper discusses various factors that are considered during the process of developing a TAG mission trajectory and presents a few case study examples to demonstrate how TAG trajectories may vary from mission to mission. 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, 2011. en_US
dc.subject Touch-and-Go (TAG) en_US
dc.subject trajectory design en_US
dc.subject small bodies en_US
dc.subject asteroids en_US
dc.subject comets en_US
dc.title Trajectory design considerations for small-body touch-and-go en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US
dc.subject.NASATaxonomy Astrodynamics en_US

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