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Characteristics of quasi-terminator orbits near primitive bodies

Show simple item record Broschart, Stephen B. Lantoine, Gregory Grebow, Daniel J. 2013-12-11T00:27:05Z 2013-12-11T00:27:05Z 2013-01-10
dc.identifier.citation 23rd AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting, Kauai, Hawaii, February 10-14 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 13-0697
dc.description.abstract Quasi-terminator orbits are introduced as a class of quasi-periodic trajectories in the solar radiation pressure (SRP) perturbed Hill dynamics. These orbits offer significant displacements along the Sun-direction without the need for station-keeping maneuvers. Thus, quasi-terminator orbits have application to primitive-body missions, where a variety of observation geometries relative to the Sun (or other directions) can be achieved. This paper describes the characteristics of these orbits as a function of normalized SRP strength and invariant torus frequency ratio and presents a discussion of mission design considerations for a global surface mapping orbit design. 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 solar radiation pressure (SRP) en_US
dc.subject orbital motions en_US
dc.subject plane-of-sky orbits en_US
dc.subject celestial bodies en_US
dc.title Characteristics of quasi-terminator orbits near primitive bodies en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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