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Title: Exploring Europa with an RPS-powered orbiter spacecraft
Authors: Abelson, Robert D.
Spilker, Thomas R.
Shirley, James H.
Green, Jacklyn R.
Smythe, William D.
Keywords: Europa
Jupiter
Cassini
Radioisotope Power Systems (RPS)
Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator (MMRTG)
Stirling Radioisotope Generator (SRG)
advanced Radioisotope Power Systems (RPS)
Issue Date: 4-Mar-2006
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006.
Citation: IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 4-11, 2006.
Abstract: This paper describes a conceptual flagship-class Europa orbiter concept that was assumed to launch as early as 2012, arriving at Europa approximately 8 years later using inner solar system gravity assists to reach Jupiter. Jupiter’s intense radiation environment limits the mission duration at Europa to 30 days for this study, though the duration is a result of multiple trades and is by no means fixed. The Europa Subgroup of the Outer Planets Assessment Group identified six primnary science objectives for this concept.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2014/40188
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