Preliminary ISAS mercury orbiter mission design

Hiroshi Yamakawa, Hirobumi Saito, Ju N.Ichiro Kawaguchi, Yasunori Kobayashi, Hajime Hayakawa, Toshinori Mukai

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This paper shows the recent results of ISAS Mercury orbiter mission study conducted by ISAS Mercury Exploration Working Group. Two options are under study; 1) A Spacecraft which utilizes Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) as a primary propulsion system for interplanetary transfer phase as well as Mercury orbit insertion phase and 2) Conventional chemical propulsion spacecraft.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-195
Number of pages9
JournalActa Astronautica
Issue number4-9
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 3rd IAA International Conference on Low-Cost Planetary Missions - Pasadena, CA, United States
Duration: 1998 Apr 271998 May 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering


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