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Orbital operations for Phobos and Deimos exploration

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dc.contributor.author Wallace, Mark S.
dc.contributor.author Parker, Jeffrey S.
dc.contributor.author Strange, Nathan J.
dc.contributor.author Grebow, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-29T19:03:04Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-29T19:03:04Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-13
dc.identifier.citation AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 13-16, 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 12-3014
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/42478
dc.description.abstract One of the deep-space human exploration activities proposed for the post-Shuttle era is a mission to one of the moons of Mars, Phobos or Deimos. There are several options available to the mission architect for operations around these bodies. These options include distant retrograde orbits (DROs), Lagrange-point orbits such as halos and Lyapunov orbits, and fixed-point stationkeeping or “hovering.” These three orbit options are discussed in the context of the idealized circular restricted three body problem, full-dynamics propagations, and a concept of operations. The discussion is focused on Phobos, but all results hold for Deimos 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, 2012. en_US
dc.subject Phobos en_US
dc.subject Deimos en_US
dc.subject Lagrange orbit en_US
dc.subject Halo en_US
dc.subject Lyapunov en_US
dc.subject distant retrograde orbits (DROs) en_US
dc.subject exploration en_US
dc.title Orbital operations for Phobos and Deimos exploration en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US
dc.subject.NASATaxonomy Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration en_US


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