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A Jupiter Orbiter mother/daughter spacecraft conceptThe feasibility of a tandem launch of a mother/daughter spacecraft pair with a single launch vehicle for a 1981 Mariner Jupiter Orbiter mission is described. The mother is a close derivative of the three-axis stabilized Mariner Jupiter Saturn 1977 spacecraft with the addition of a Viking-type propulsion module for orbit capture; it concentrates on the planetology and satellite science objectives. The daughter is a small, simple spin-stabilized spacecraft taking advantage of the mother's transit and delivery capabilities; it obtains in-situ measurements of the surrounding planetary environment. A conceptual design of the daughter spacecraft is presented.
Document ID
19750061465
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Duxbury, J. H. (California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1975
Subject Category
SPACECRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 75-1156
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS7-100
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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