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Conceptual Design of a Hypervelocity Asteroid Intercept Vehicle (HAIV) Flight Validation MissionIn this paper we present a detailed overview of the MDL study results and subsequent advances in the design of GNC algorithms for accurate terminal guidance during hypervelocity NEO intercept. The MDL study produced a conceptual con guration of the two-body HAIV and its subsystems; a mission scenario and trajectory design for a notional flight validation mission to a selected candidate target NEO; GNC results regarding the ability of the HAIV to reliably intercept small (50 m) NEOs at hypervelocity (typically greater than 10 km/s); candidate launch vehicle selection; a notional operations concept and cost estimate for the flight validation mission; and a list of topics to address during the remainder of our NIAC Phase II study.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Goddard Space Flight Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
Barbee, Brent W.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Wie, Bong
(Iowa State Univ. Ames, IA, United States)
Steiner, Mark
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Getzandanner, Kenneth
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 27, 2013
Publication Date
August 19, 2013
Subject Category
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
Meeting: AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference
Location: Boston, MA
Country: United States
Start Date: August 19, 2013
End Date: August 22, 2013
Sponsors: American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
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