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Mission design for global mapping orbits at primitive bodies

Show simple item record Lantoine, Gregory Broschart, Stephen B. Grebow, Daniel J. 2013-11-19T18:03:20Z 2013-11-19T18:03:20Z 2013-08-12
dc.identifier.citation AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Hilton Head, South Carolina, August 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 13-1603
dc.description.abstract Global mapping campaigns are part of most primitive body exploration missions. However, designing a mapping orbit without station keeping maneuvers is challenging due to the highly perturbed environment near small bodies. In this paper, we present a new design methodology to support mapping campaigns using ‘quasi-terminator’ orbits, a class of quasi-periodic orbits that exist in the vicinity of the well-known terminator orbits. The inherent stability of quasi-terminator trajectories and their wide variety of viewing geometries make them a very compelling option for mapping campaigns. A high-fidelity test case solution is also presented to prove the existence of these mapping orbits in full ephemeris. 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, 2013. en_US
dc.subject quasi-terminator en_US
dc.subject quasi-periodic orbits en_US
dc.title Mission design for global mapping orbits at primitive bodies en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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