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Title: Numerical investigation of mapping orbits about Jupiter's icy moons
Authors: Aiello, John
Keywords: orbit stability
planetary satellite orbits
Issue Date: Aug-2005
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2005.
Citation: 2005 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Lake Tahoe, CA, August 7-11, 2005
Abstract: A proposed mission that would orbit Callisto, Ganymede, and Europa will require low altitude, high inclination orbits for gravity and surface mapping. This paper explores the dynamics of these orbits by direct propagation against an ephemeris model. Initial conditions within the context of a mapping mission's likely requirements are considered. The results complement the analytical studies and reveal additional dependencies.
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