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Automated Design of Propellant-Optimal, End-to-End, Low-Thrust Trajectories for Trojan Asteroid ToursThe Sun-Jupiter Trojan asteroids are celestial bodies of great scientific interest as well as potential resources offering water and other mineral resources for longterm human exploration of the solar system. Previous investigations under this project have addressed the automated design of tours within the asteroid swarm. This investigation expands the current automation scheme by incorporating options for a complete trajectory design approach to the Trojan asteroids. Computational aspects of the design procedure are automated such that end-to-end trajectories are generated with a minimum of human interaction after key elements and constraints associated with a proposed mission concept are specified.
Document ID
20150007327
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Authors
Stuart, Jeffrey (Purdue Univ. West Lafayette, IN, United States)
Howell, Kathleen (Purdue Univ. West Lafayette, IN, United States)
Wilson, Roby (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
May 5, 2015
Publication Date
February 10, 2013
Subject Category
Astrodynamics
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Report/Patent Number
AAS 13-492
Meeting Information
AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting(Kauai, HI)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNX12AM61H
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
Trojan asteroid
Solar Electric Propulsion, (SEP)
tour design
trajectory automation