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Title: Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter Mission design overview
Authors: Sims, Jon A.
Keywords: mission design
low-thrust trajectory design
Issue Date: 22-Jan-2006
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006.
Citation: 2006 AAS/AIAA SpaceFlight Mechanics Meeting, Tampa, Florida, January 22-26, 2006.
Abstract: An overview of the design of a possible mission to three large moons of Jupiter (Callisto, Ganymede, and Europa) is presented. The potential Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter (JIMO) mission uses ion thrusters powered by a nuclear reactor to transfer from Earth to Jupiter and enter a low-altitude science orbit around each of the moons. The combination of very limited control authority and significant multibody dynamics resulted in some aspects of the trajectory design being different than for any previous mission. The results of several key trades, innovative trajectory types and design processes, and remaining issues are presented.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2014/38712
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