Touch down simulation of the MUSES-C satellite for asteroid sampling

Kazuya Yoshida, Tadashi Hiraoka

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Abstract

The Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), Japan is planning to launch a satellite to obtain samples from the surface of an asteroid then return to Earth. The satellite, named MUSES-C is targeting one of near Earth asteroids. Since the gravity of the asteroid is very small, the satellite will not be able to stand on its surface, but make an impulsive contact in a free-flying situation. The free-flying and contact dynamics model is developed to investigate the touch-down motion in sample acquisition. The contact model is verified by simplified experiments, then the dynamics simulations are carried out for feasible touch-down conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages348-354
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan 1
EventModeling and Simulation Technologies Conference and Exhibit, AIAA 1998 - Boston, United States
Duration: 1998 Aug 101998 Aug 12

Other

OtherModeling and Simulation Technologies Conference and Exhibit, AIAA 1998
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period98/8/1098/8/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation

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