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High Altitude Venus Operations Concept Trajectory Design, Modeling and SimulationA trajectory design and analysis that describes aerocapture, entry, descent, and inflation of manned and unmanned High Altitude Venus Operation Concept (HAVOC) lighter-than-air missions is presented. Mission motivation, concept of operations, and notional entry vehicle designs are presented. The initial trajectory design space is analyzed and discussed before investigating specific trajectories that are deemed representative of a feasible Venus mission. Under the project assumptions, while the high-mass crewed mission will require further research into aerodynamic decelerator technology, it was determined that the unmanned robotic mission is feasible using current technology.
Document ID
20150006858
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Lugo, Rafael A. (Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc. Hampton, VA, United States)
Ozoroski, Thomas A. (Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc. Hampton, VA, United States)
Van Norman, John W. (Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc. Hampton, VA, United States)
Arney, Dale C. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Dec, John A. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Jones, Christopher A. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Zumwalt, Carlie H. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
April 28, 2015
Publication Date
January 11, 2015
Subject Category
Aerodynamics
Report/Patent Number
NF1676L-19674
AAS 15-223
Meeting Information
AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting(Williamsburg, VA)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 432938.11.01.07.54.05.01
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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