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The 1981 Jupiter Orbiter Probe missionPlans for the 1981 Jupiter Orbiter Probe (JOP) mission are presented in some detail. The need for a Jupiter entry probe, remote sensing of the planet, and an orbiter, in addition to flybys, is made clear. Launch hardware, using the Space Shuttle flight system and Interim Upper Stage, is described, along with scientific tasks laid out for the entry probe and the orbiter. Combined analysis of the Jovian magnetosphere and other orbiter missions calls for a two-part orbiter with one part spun and the other de-spun. Related design problems and solutions are described and diagrammed. Jovian moon flybys and orbiter path adjustments by subsequent earth-launched flybys are discussed. The importance of Jupiter data for solar system evolution and possible analysis of early stages of stellar evolution or of a binary system are also treated.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Moore, J. W.
(Iowa Univ. Iowa City, IA, United States)
Hyde, J. R.
(California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena Calif., United States)
Van Allen, J. A.
(Iowa, University Iowa City, Iowa, United States)
Nunamaker, R. S.
(NASA Ames Research Center Advanced Missions Office, Moffett Field, Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1976
Subject Category
Astronautics (General)
Report/Patent Number
IAF PAPER 76-082
Meeting Information
International Astronautical Congress(Anaheim, CA)
Funding Number(s)
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