Launch analyses supporting conceptual human-precursor robotic asteroid missions

Badejo O. Adebonojo, Michael L. Cupples, Roberto Furfaro, John N. Kidd

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Abstract

From a set of carefully selected asteroids, a study of conceptual asteroid missions was conducted using a stochastic direct search global optimization process, assuming a set of Key Performance Parameters (KPP's). The key parameters from the best case set included the minimum Escape Energy (C3) as well as the minimum mission total delta V for each asteroid, for both direct and gravity assisted missions. The objective of the current study to determine the launch window times required to achieve ascent and injection onto the outbound trajectory required for either the direct or gravity assisted mission to the selected asteroid, taking into consideration the impact of the range safety limits on the launch azimuths. A set of flyout trajectory orbital elements corresponding to the launch windows will be provided, and a preliminary assessment of the resulting launch vehicle payload delivery capability and margins will be conducted provided based on launch vehicle vendor data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Pages579-594
Number of pages16
Volume142
StatePublished - 2012
Event2011 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, ASTRODYNAMICS 2011 - Girdwood, AK, United States
Duration: Jul 31 2011Aug 4 2011

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Other2011 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, ASTRODYNAMICS 2011
CountryUnited States
CityGirdwood, AK
Period7/31/118/4/11

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robotics
asteroids
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asteroid
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trajectories
gravitation
Gravitation
orbital elements
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  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Adebonojo, B. O., Cupples, M. L., Furfaro, R., & Kidd, J. N. (2012). Launch analyses supporting conceptual human-precursor robotic asteroid missions. In Advances in the Astronautical Sciences (Vol. 142, pp. 579-594)

Launch analyses supporting conceptual human-precursor robotic asteroid missions. / Adebonojo, Badejo O.; Cupples, Michael L.; Furfaro, Roberto; Kidd, John N.

Advances in the Astronautical Sciences. Vol. 142 2012. p. 579-594.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Adebonojo, BO, Cupples, ML, Furfaro, R & Kidd, JN 2012, Launch analyses supporting conceptual human-precursor robotic asteroid missions. in Advances in the Astronautical Sciences. vol. 142, pp. 579-594, 2011 AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, ASTRODYNAMICS 2011, Girdwood, AK, United States, 7/31/11.
Adebonojo BO, Cupples ML, Furfaro R, Kidd JN. Launch analyses supporting conceptual human-precursor robotic asteroid missions. In Advances in the Astronautical Sciences. Vol. 142. 2012. p. 579-594
Adebonojo, Badejo O. ; Cupples, Michael L. ; Furfaro, Roberto ; Kidd, John N. / Launch analyses supporting conceptual human-precursor robotic asteroid missions. Advances in the Astronautical Sciences. Vol. 142 2012. pp. 579-594
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