Precise guidance and landing strategy of space probe by using multiple markers in asteroid exploration mission

Naoko Ogawa, Fuyuto Terui, Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi

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Abstract

This paper proposes a novel strategy for a space probe to descent and land on the asteroid surface with high accuracy of a few meters by utilizing several artificial markers deployed from the probe. Results of a numerical experiment indicated that the proposed method showed higher performance than conventional one. It will allow us to guide the probe with high mobility to the desired points such as small craters, which will be of great significance for understanding local geology and geography of the asteroid, or avoiding boulders and too rough regions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASTRODYNAMICS 2011 - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference
Pages3817-3832
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, ASTRODYNAMICS 2011 - Girdwood, AK, United States
Duration: 2011 Jul 312011 Aug 4

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume142
ISSN (Print)0065-3438

Conference

Conference2011 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, ASTRODYNAMICS 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityGirdwood, AK
Period11/7/3111/8/4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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