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Overview of mission design for NASA Asteroid Redirect Robotic Mission concept

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dc.contributor.author Strange, Nathan
dc.contributor.author Landau, Damon
dc.contributor.author McElrath, Timothy
dc.contributor.author Lantoine, Gregory
dc.contributor.author Lam, Try
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-26T21:57:32Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-26T21:57:32Z
dc.date.issued 2013-10-09
dc.identifier.citation 33rd International Electric Propulsion Conference (IEPC2013), Washington, D.C., October 6-10, 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno CL#13-4555
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/44361
dc.description.abstract Part of NASA’s new asteroid initiative would be a robotic mission to capture a roughly four to ten meter asteroid and redirect its orbit to place it in translunar space. Once in a stable storage orbit at the Moon, astronauts would then visit the asteroid for science investigations, to test in space resource extraction, and to develop experience with human deep space missions. This paper discusses the mission design techniques that would enable the redirection of a 100-1000 metric ton asteroid into lunar orbit with a 40-50 kW Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) system. 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 capture en_US
dc.subject Near Earth Asteroid (NEA) en_US
dc.subject Moon en_US
dc.subject Orion spacecraft en_US
dc.subject rendezvous, en_US
dc.subject Asteroid Redirect Robotic Vehicle (ARRV) en_US
dc.title Overview of mission design for NASA Asteroid Redirect Robotic Mission concept en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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