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Human exploration of near-earth asteroids via solar electric propulsion

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dc.contributor.author Landau, Damon
dc.contributor.author Strange, Nathan
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-06T15:12:36Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-06T15:12:36Z
dc.date.issued 2011-02-14
dc.identifier.citation AAS Space Flight Mechanics, New Orleans, Louisiana February 13-17 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 11-0971
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/42029
dc.description.abstract There have been many proposed technologies and architectures to extend a hu-man presence beyond the Moon. Solar electric propulsion (SEP) provides the capability to implement a wide variety of missions with relatively low injected mass to low-Earth orbit. Because of its broad applicability this technology can enable progressively ambitious steps towards Mars by incrementally increasing power. The benefits of SEP are addressed for cis-lunar excursions, near-Earth asteroid exploration, and missions to Phobos and Deimos, and compared to chemical propulsion and nuclear thermal technologies. In particular, SEP expands the range of near-Earth asteroids accessible with a constrained launch capability (IMLEO). 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 Solar electric propulsion (SEP) en_US
dc.subject human space exploration en_US
dc.subject exploration technologies en_US
dc.subject exploration architectures en_US
dc.title Human exploration of near-earth asteroids via solar electric propulsion en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US
dc.subject.NASATaxonomy Spacecraft Propulsion and Power en_US


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