Performance evaluation for the Electric Delta-V earth Gravity Assist (EDVEGA) scheme

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Abstract

The Electric Delta-V Earth Gravity Assist (EDVEGA) technique was proposed1 by the author. The application has so far focused, for the most part, the missions whose excess velocity is below 6 km/sec so that the Earth swingby deflects the velocity direction perpendicularly. This paper investigates the efficiency dependence on the swingby entry flight path angle and expands the applications with higher energy such as those to Jupiter and its beyond based on the analysis results. The main conclusion here reveals the EDVEGA is highly efficient for those high energy missions over the chemical and swingby-free electrical propulsion schemes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference and Exhibit
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781563479458, 9781624101243
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventAIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference and Exhibit 2002 - Monterey, CA, United States
Duration: 2002 Aug 52002 Aug 8

Publication series

NameAIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference and Exhibit

Conference

ConferenceAIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference and Exhibit 2002
CountryUnited States
CityMonterey, CA
Period02/8/502/8/8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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