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Title: Ballute aerocapture trajectories at Neptune
Authors: Lyons, Daniel T.
Johnson, Wyatt
Keywords: ballute
Titan Missions
Issue Date: 16-Aug-2004
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2004.
Citation: AAIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, August 16-19, 2004.
Abstract: Using an inflatable ballute system for aerocapture at planets and moons with atmospheres has the potential to provide significant performance benefits compared not only to traditional all propulsive capture, but also to aeroshell based aerocapture technologies. This paper discusses the characteristics of entry trajectories for ballute aerocapture at Neptune. These trajectories are the first steps in a larger systems analysis effort that is underway to characterize and optimize the performance of a ballute aerocapture system for future missions not only at Neptune, but also the other bodies with atmospheres.
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