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Mars Sample Return : launch and detection strategies for orbital rendezvous

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dc.contributor.author Woolley, Ryan C.
dc.contributor.author Mattingly, Richard L.
dc.contributor.author Riedel, Joseph E.
dc.contributor.author Sturm, Erick J.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-08-07T19:57:06Z
dc.date.available 2013-08-07T19:57:06Z
dc.date.issued 2011-07-31
dc.identifier.citation AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Girdwood, Alaska, July 31 ‐ August 4, 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 11-1209
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/43457
dc.description.abstract This study sets forth conceptual mission design strategies for the ascent and rendezvous phase of the proposed NASA/ESA joint Mars Sample Return Campaign. The current notional mission architecture calls for the launch of an acquisition/cache rover in 2018, an orbiter with an Earth return vehicle in 2022, and a fetch rover and ascent vehicle in 2024. Strategies are presented to launch the sample into a coplanar orbit with the Orbiter which facilitate robust optical detection, orbit determination, and rendezvous. Repeating ground track orbits exist at 457 and 572 km which provide multiple launch opportunities with similar geometries for detection and rendezvous. 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 Mars Sample Return (MSR) en_US
dc.subject lander’s entry, descent, and landing (EDL) en_US
dc.subject Orbiter’s trans-Earth injection (TEI): en_US
dc.title Mars Sample Return : launch and detection strategies for orbital rendezvous en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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