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Environmental design implications for deep space SmallSats

Show simple item record Kahn, Peter Imken, Travis Elliott, John Sherwood, Brent Frick, Andreas Sheldon, Douglas Lunine, Jonathan 2019-06-06T19:37:51Z 2019-06-06T19:37:51Z 2016-09-26
dc.identifier.citation 67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Guadalajara, Mexico, September 26-30, 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 16-3936
dc.description.abstract The paper will describe the key technical drivers on the Sylph mission concept to explore a plume at Europa as a secondary free-flyer as a part of the planned Europa Mission. Sylph is a radiation-hardened smallsat concept that would utilize terrain relative navigation to fly at low altitudes through a plume, if found, and relay the mass spectra data back through the flyby spacecraft during its 24-hour mission. The second topic to be discussed will be the mission design constraints of the Near Earth Asterioid (NEA) Scout concept. NEAScout is a 6U cubesat that would utilize an 86 sq. m solar sail as propulsion to execute a flyby with a near-Earth asteroid and help retire Strategic Knowledge Gaps for future human exploration. NEAScout would cruise for 24 months to reach and characterize one Near-Earth asteroid that is representative of Human Exploration targets and telemeter that data directly back to Earth at the end of its roughly 2.5 year mission. 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 Environmental design implications for deep space SmallSats en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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