On the multiple sample and return opportunities from near earth asteroids

Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi

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The mission opportunities of flying for a few near Earth asteroids via a single flight are discussed. The targets brighter than magnitude 22 are surveyed extensively in the time frame of between 2009 and 2011. The important results obtained here show that "two asteroids in a single flight" missions opportunities are actually found feasible even via the smaller vehicle of M-V ISAS operates. The results should be continued further and those found feasible can be considered as the appropriate missions at ISAS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)721-726
Number of pages6
JournalAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume108 I
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting - Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Duration: 2001 Feb 112001 Feb 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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