On ballistic acquisition of short period out-of-ecliptic trajectories

Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi, Yasuhiro Kawakatsu, Mutsuko Morimoto, Justin A. Atchison

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Abstract

This paper presents new orbital synthesis results to achieve ballistic and short period out-of ecliptic trajectories, instead of using electric propulsion or solar sail acceleration. The strategy developed utilizes a Jovian gravity first, followed by polar very high speed gravity assists by Earth or Venus. So far, the use of very high speed gravity assists has been conceived not practically useful. However, this paper presents those still effectively contribute to amending the trajectories periods, and to acquiring small sized out-of-ecliptic ballistic trajectories. The biggest advantage of this strategy is to reduce propellant mass carried drastically.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication60th International Astronautical Congress 2009, IAC 2009
Pages4431-4442
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event60th International Astronautical Congress 2009, IAC 2009 - Daejeon, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2009 Oct 122009 Oct 16

Publication series

Name60th International Astronautical Congress 2009, IAC 2009
Volume6

Other

Other60th International Astronautical Congress 2009, IAC 2009
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityDaejeon
Period09/10/1209/10/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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