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Target search & selection for the DI/EPOXI spacecraft

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dc.contributor.author Grebow, Daniel J.
dc.contributor.author Bhaskaran, Shyam
dc.contributor.author Chesley, Steven R.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-11T23:21:16Z
dc.date.available 2015-03-11T23:21:16Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-13
dc.identifier.citation AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference and Co-located Conferences, Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 13-16, 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 12-3034
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/44983
dc.description.abstract Upon completion of the Hartley 2 flyby in November 2010, the Deep Impact (DI) spacecraft resided in a solar orbit without possibility for gravity assist with any large body. Conservative estimates of remaining fuel were enough to provide only an 18 m/s impulse on the spacecraft. We present our method and results of our systematic scan of potential small body encounters for DI, and our criteria to narrow the selection to the asteroid 2002 GT as the target flyby body. The mission profile has two deterministic maneuvers to achieve the encounter, the first of which executed on November 25, 2011. 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.title Target search & selection for the DI/EPOXI spacecraft en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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