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High Altitude Venus Operations Concept Trajectory Design, Modeling and Simulation
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Author and Affiliation:
Lugo, Rafael A.(Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc., Hampton, VA, United States)
Ozoroski, Thomas A.(Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc., Hampton, VA, United States)
Van Norman, John W.(Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc., Hampton, VA, United States)
Arney, Dale C.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States)
Dec, John A.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States)
Jones, Christopher A.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States)
Zumwalt, Carlie H.(NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States)
Abstract: A trajectory design and analysis that describes aerocapture, entry, descent, and inflation of manned and unmanned High Altitude Venus Operation Concept (HAVOC) lighter-than-air missions is presented. Mission motivation, concept of operations, and notional entry vehicle designs are presented. The initial trajectory design space is analyzed and discussed before investigating specific trajectories that are deemed representative of a feasible Venus mission. Under the project assumptions, while the high-mass crewed mission will require further research into aerodynamic decelerator technology, it was determined that the unmanned robotic mission is feasible using current technology.
Publication Date: Jan 11, 2015
Document ID:
20150006858
(Acquired Apr 29, 2015)
Subject Category: AERODYNAMICS
Report/Patent Number: AAS 15-223, NF1676L-19674
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting; 25th; 11-15 Jan. 2015; Williamsburg, VA; United States
Meeting Sponsor: American Astronomical Society; Washington, DC, United States
American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Reston, VA, United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: WBS 432938.11.01.07.54.05.01
Financial Sponsor: NASA Langley Research Center; Hampton, VA, United States
Description: 20p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright; Distribution as joint owner in the copyright
NASA Terms: AEROCAPTURE; TRAJECTORY ANALYSIS; DESIGN ANALYSIS; AERODYNAMIC BRAKES; TRAJECTORIES; HIGH ALTITUDE; MISSION PLANNING; ROBOTICS; SIMULATION
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