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|Title: ||Results of the JIMO follow-on destinations parametric studies|
|Authors: ||Noca, Muriel A.|
Hack, Kurt J.
|Keywords: ||nuclear electric propulsion|
Jupiter Icy Moon Orbiter (JIMO)
|Issue Date: ||15-Feb-2005 |
|Publisher: ||Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2005.|
|Citation: ||Space Technology and Applications International Forum (STAIF), Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 15-17, 2005.|
|Abstract: ||NASA's proposed Jupiter Icy Moon Orbiter (JIMO) mission currently in conceptual development is to be the first one of a series of highly capable Nuclear Electric Propulsion (NEP) science driven missions. To understand the implications of a multi-mission capability requirement on the JIMO vehicle and mission, the NASA Prometheus Program initiated a set of parametric high-level studies to be followed by a series of more in-depth studies. The JIMO potential follow-on destinations identified include a Saturn system tour, a Neptune system tour, a Kuiper Belt Objects rendezvous, an Interstellar Precursor mission, a Multiple Asteroid Sample Return and a Comet Sample Return. This paper shows that the baseline JIMO reactor and design envelop can satisfy five out of six of the follow-on destinations. Flight time to these destinations can significantly be reduced by increasing the launch energy or/and by inserting gravity assists to the heliocentric phase.|
|Appears in Collections:||JPL TRS 1992+|
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