The ion engines cruise operation and the earth swingby of 'Hayabusa' (MUSES-C)

Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi, Akira Fujiwara, Tono K. Uesugi

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Abstract

The Hayabusa spacecraft launched last May has made a successful voyage to the asteroid Itokawa by way of Earth gravity assist this May. The operation of Hayabusa has been well performed by intelligent operation tools that have saved a lot of man power concerned. The paper reports the latest Hayabusa spacecraft status and how the swingby operation including navigation and guidance were performed. The paper made it clear that the arrival time at the asteroid Itokawa is two months postponed owing to the solar cells performance degradation inflicted by the last year's historically large solar explosion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages6332-6340
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Astronautical Federation - 55th International Astronautical Congress 2004 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 2004 Oct 42004 Oct 8

Other

OtherInternational Astronautical Federation - 55th International Astronautical Congress 2004
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVancouver
Period04/10/404/10/8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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