STEREO Mission DesignSTEREO (Solar-TErestrial RElations Observatory) is the third mission in the Solar Terrestrial Probes program (STP) of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). STEREO is the first mission to utilize phasing loops and multiple lunar flybys to alter the trajectories of more than one satellite. This paper describes the launch computation methodology, the launch constraints, and the resulting nine launch windows that were prepared for STEREO. More details are provided for the window in late October 2006 that was actually used.
Dunham, David W. (Johns Hopkins Univ. Laurel, MD, United States)
Guzman, Jose J. (Johns Hopkins Univ. Laurel, MD, United States)
Sharer, Peter J. (Johns Hopkins Univ. Laurel, MD, United States)
Friessen, Henry D. (United Launch Alliance United States)
August 24, 2013
September 24, 2007
Publication: Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics