On an idea about the method of absorbing spin motion of an asteroid for capture

Shin Ichiro Narita, Yuki Teramoto, Shota Kikuchi, Tsukasa Mizumori, Jun Ichiro Kawaguchi

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Abstract

This paper presents a method to remove the spin of a target asteroid for a capture mission. The idea uses a small robotic spacecraft either launched separately or carried on the larger mother spacecraft. The small spacecraft first winds up a tether around the target asteroid while itself playing the role of a tip mass, as in a Yo-Yo mechanism. The operation may rely on sophisticated robotic technology, and may include the surface mobile agent jettisoned from the spacecraft.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAstrodynamics 2013 - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference
PublisherUnivelt Inc.
Pages1689-1699
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780877036050
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Astrodynamics 2013 - Hilton Head Island, SC, United States
Duration: 2013 Aug 112013 Aug 15

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume150
ISSN (Print)0065-3438

Conference

Conference2013 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Astrodynamics 2013
CountryUnited States
CityHilton Head Island, SC
Period13/8/1113/8/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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