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crewed mission to callisto using advanced plasma propulsion systemsThis paper describes the engineering of several vehicles designed for a crewed mission to the Jovian satellite Callisto. Each subsystem is discussed in detail. Mission and trajectory analysis for each mission concept is described. Crew support components are also described. Vehicles were developed using both fission powered magneto plasma dynamic (MPD) thrusters and magnetized target fusion (MTF) propulsion systems. Conclusions were drawn regarding the usefulness of these propulsion systems for crewed exploration of the outer solar system.
Document ID
20030065984
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
Authors
Adams, R. B.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Statham, G.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
White, S.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Patton, B.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Thio, Y. C. F.
(Department of Energy Germantown, MD, United States)
Alexander, R.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Fincher, S.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Polsgrove, T.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Chapman, J.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Hopkins, R.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2003
Subject Category
Spacecraft Propulsion and Power
Report/Patent Number
AIAA Paper 2003-4527
Meeting Information
39th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit(Huntsville, AL)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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