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Title: ExoMars/TGO science orbit design
Authors: Long, Stacia
Lyons, Dan
Guinn, Joe
Lock, Rob
Keywords: ESA/NASA mission
science orbit
future Mars missions
trace gas detection
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: This paper describes the development of the science orbit for the 2016 ESA/NASA collaborative ExoMars/Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) mission. The initial requirements for the ExoMars/TGO mission simply described the science orbit as circular with a 400 km altitude and a 74 deg inclination. Over the past year, the JPL mission design team worked with the TGO science teams to refine the science orbit requirements and recommend an orbit that would be operationally feasible, easy to maintain, and most important allow the science teams to best meet their objectives.
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