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Trajectory Design for a Single-String Impactor ConceptThis paper introduces a trajectory design for a secondary spacecraft concept to augment science return in interplanetary missions. The concept consist of a single-string probe with a kinetic impactor on board that generates an artificial plume to perform in-situ sampling. The trajectory design was applied to a particular case study that samples ejecta particles from the Jovian moon Europa. Results were validated using statistical analysis. Details regarding the navigation, targeting and disposal challenges related to this concept are presented herein.
Document ID
20170002063
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Dono Perez, Andres
(Millennium Engineering and Integration Co. Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Burton, Roland
(Millennium Engineering and Integration Co. Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Stupl, Jan
(Millennium Engineering and Integration Co. Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Mauro, David
(Millennium Engineering and Integration Co. Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
March 9, 2017
Publication Date
February 5, 2017
Subject Category
Astrodynamics
Statistics And Probability
Report/Patent Number
ARC-E-DAA-TN38905
AAS 17-487
Meeting Information
AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting(San Antonio, TX)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNA13AC87C
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.
Keywords
Monte Carlo
Maneuvers
Trajectory design

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