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Title: Orbital operations for Phobos and Deimos exploration
Authors: Wallace, Mark S.
Parker, Jeffrey S.
Strange, Nathan J.
Grebow, Daniel
Keywords: Phobos
Lagrange orbit
distant retrograde orbits (DROs)
Issue Date: 13-Aug-2012
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2012.
Citation: AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 13-16, 2012
Abstract: One of the deep-space human exploration activities proposed for the post-Shuttle era is a mission to one of the moons of Mars, Phobos or Deimos. There are several options available to the mission architect for operations around these bodies. These options include distant retrograde orbits (DROs), Lagrange-point orbits such as halos and Lyapunov orbits, and fixed-point stationkeeping or “hovering.” These three orbit options are discussed in the context of the idealized circular restricted three body problem, full-dynamics propagations, and a concept of operations. The discussion is focused on Phobos, but all results hold for Deimos
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