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Trajectories for flyby sample return at Saturn's moons

Show simple item record Jones, Drew Ryan 2019-05-23T20:46:45Z 2019-05-23T20:46:45Z 2016-09-12
dc.identifier.citation AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Long Beach, California, September 12-15, 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 16-3294
dc.description.abstract Ballistic trajectories are computed which would enable a sample return mission to Titan or Enceladus without capturing, descending, or landing. The low-cost mission concept utilizes a free return trajectory that also involves a close flyby of the moon. This work extends the concept, and related trajectory analysis methodology, previously applied to a Europa mission. Specifically, a broad search algorithm is employed to systematically locate potentially feasible itineraries over an entire Saturn period. 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, 2016 en_US
dc.title Trajectories for flyby sample return at Saturn's moons en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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