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Title: (abstract) A Solar Electric Propulsion Mission to the Moon and Beyond!
Authors: Russell, C.T.
Pieters, C.M.
Konopliv, A.
Metzger, A.
Sercel, J.
Hickman, M.
Palac, D.
Sykes, M.
Issue Date: Jul-1994
Citation: not specified
Abstract: The technological development of solar electric propulsion has advanced significantly over the last few years. Mission planners are now seriously studying which missions would benefit most from solar electric propulsion (SEP) and NASA's Solar System Exploration Division is contributing funding to ground and space qualification tests. In response to the impending release of NASA's Announcement of Opportunity for Discovery class planetary missions, we have undertaken a pre-Phase A study of a SEP mission to the Moon. This mission will not only return a wealth of new scientific data but will open up a whole new era of planetary exploration.
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