Earth revolution synchronous orbits and aero-gravity assists to enhance capabilities for interplanetary missions by sub-payload spacecraft

Naoko Ogawa, Yuya Mimasu, Keita Tanaka, Tomohiro Yamaguchi, Kazuhisa Fujita, Shinichiro Narita, Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi

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Abstract

This paper proposes a strategy for sub-payload spacecraft to extend possibility of interplanetary exploration without interrupting the mission by the main spacecraft. Combination of Earth revolution synchronous orbits and aero-gravity assists at Earth will allow sub-payload spacecraft to control its departure timing, C3 energy and destination independently. A case study of a possible sub-payload bound for Mars is shown and a preliminary mission sequence is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpace for Our Future - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International Conference of Pacific-Basin Societies, ISCOPS 2012
Pages323-336
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Space Conference of Pacific-Basin Societies, ISCOPS 2012 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2012 May 152012 May 18

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume146
ISSN (Print)0065-3438

Other

Other13th International Space Conference of Pacific-Basin Societies, ISCOPS 2012
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period12/5/1512/5/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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