On ultimately the most highly inclined, the most concise solar polar trajectory with practically the shortest period

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Abstract

This paper presents the extended orbital synthesis results from the author’s work in 2009 to achieve ballistic and short period out-of-ecliptic trajectories which possess ultimately the most highly and most concise solar polar properties. Those are realized through almost ballistic flight instead of using electric propulsion or solar sail acceleration. The strategy developed utilizes a Jovian gravity assist first, followed by very high speed synchronized multiple polar gravity assists by Earth or Venus. While the author’s work in 2009 presented the trajectories down to almost one year period, this paper will present the further sequences that make the semi-major axis lower than one AU and lower the perihelion distance closer to the Sun for close-up observation of the Sun.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1st IAA/AAS SciTech Forum on Space Flight Mechanics and Space Structures and Materials, 2018
EditorsYury N. Razoumny, Filippo Graziani, Anna D. Guerman, Jean-Michel Contant
PublisherUnivelt Inc.
Pages53-61
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780877036630
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event1st IAA/AAS SciTech Forum on Space Flight Mechanics and Space Structures and Materials, 2018 - Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 2018 Nov 132018 Nov 15

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume170
ISSN (Print)0065-3438

Conference

Conference1st IAA/AAS SciTech Forum on Space Flight Mechanics and Space Structures and Materials, 2018
CountryRussian Federation
CityMoscow
Period18/11/1318/11/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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