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Lucy: Navigating a Jupiter Trojan TourIn January 2017, NASA selected the Lucy mission to explore six Jupiter Trojan asteroids. These six bodies, remnants of the primordial material that formed the outer planets, were captured in the Sun-Jupiter L4 and L5 Lagrangian regions early in the solar system formation. These particular bodies were chosen because of their diverse spectral properties and the chance to observe up close for the first time two orbiting approximately equal mass binaries, Patroclus and Menoetius. KinetX, Inc. is the primary navigation supplier for the Lucy mission. This paper describes preliminary navigation analyses of the approach phase for each Trojan encounter.
Document ID
20170008008
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
Authors
Stanbridge, Dale (KinetX Aerospace, Inc Simi Valley, CA, United States)
Williams, Ken (KinetX Aerospace, Inc Simi Valley, CA, United States)
Williams, Bobby (KinetX Aerospace, Inc Simi Valley, CA, United States)
Jackman, Coralie (KinetX Aerospace, Inc Simi Valley, CA, United States)
Weaver, Hal (Johns Hopkins Univ. Laurel, MD, United States)
Berry, Kevin (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Sutter, Brian (Lockheed Martin Corp. Littleton, CO, United States)
Englander, Jacob (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 28, 2017
Publication Date
August 20, 2017
Subject Category
Astrodynamics
Report/Patent Number
AAS 17-632
GSFC-E-DAA-TN45371
Meeting Information
AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Meeting(Stevenson, WA)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNG13FC02C
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNG14VC09C
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.
Keywords
trajectory design
navigation
optimization

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