Tour design strategies for the Europa Orbiter mission

Masataka Okutsu, Theresa J. Debban, James M. Longuski

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Abstract

The Europa Orbiter will search for liquid oceans beneath the icy surface of Jupiter's moon. In order to achieve orbit, the hyperbolic excess speed at Europa is reduced via multiple gravity-assists from the Galilean satellites. The tour must also satisfy various mission requirements including low radiation close and acceptable time of flight. This paper presents solution approaches for designing Europa Orbiter tours and provides summaries of representative cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2269-2284
Number of pages16
JournalAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume109 III
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

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Moon
Gravitation
Orbits
Satellites
Radiation
Liquids
Galilean satellites
natural satellites
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Jupiter
oceans
gravity
gravitation
orbits
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liquid
ocean
radiation
liquids

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Okutsu, Masataka ; Debban, Theresa J. ; Longuski, James M. / Tour design strategies for the Europa Orbiter mission. In: Advances in the Astronautical Sciences. 2002 ; Vol. 109 III. pp. 2269-2284.
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In: Advances in the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 109 III, 01.01.2002, p. 2269-2284.

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