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Global moon coverage via hyperbolic flybys

Show simple item record Buffington, Brent Strange, Nathan Campagnola, Stefano 2013-04-23T21:11:10Z 2013-04-23T21:11:10Z 2012-10-29
dc.identifier.citation 23rd International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics, Pasadena, California, October. 29 - November. 2, 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 12-5296
dc.description.abstract The scientific desire for global coverage of moons such as Jupiter's Galilean moons or Saturn’s Titan has invariably led to the design of orbiter missions. These orbiter missions require a large amount of propellant needed to insert into orbit around such small bodies, and for a given launch vehicle, the additional propellant mass takes away from mass that could otherwise be used for scientific instrumentation on a multiple flyby-only mission. This paper will present methods—expanding upon techniques developed for the design of the Cassini prime and extended missions—to obtain near global moon coverage through multiple flybys. Furthermore we will show with proper instrument suite selection, a flyby-only mission can provide science return similar (and in some cases greater) to that of an orbiter 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, 2012. en_US
dc.subject gravity assist en_US
dc.subject trajectory design en_US
dc.subject mission design en_US
dc.subject orbital mechanics en_US
dc.title Global moon coverage via hyperbolic flybys en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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