A robust near earth asteriod mitigation campaign of multiple formation flying gravity tractors

Palacios, L., Sugimoto, Y., Lawal, A. and Radice, G. (2013) A robust near earth asteriod mitigation campaign of multiple formation flying gravity tractors. In: 64th International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Beijing, China, 23-27 Sep 2013,

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Abstract

Exploration missions to near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) and their Earth impact hazards have been rapidly becoming of interests to the worldwide space agencies over the last couple of decades. One of the asteroid deflection concepts, namely a gravity tractor (GT) which makes use of the gravitational interaction between the target body and the spacecraft hovering in its proximity. This paper will investigate two possible single and multiple GT configurations and evaluate them in terms of deflection efficiency, mission redundancy, and superiority of each configuration

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lawal, Mr Abdul and Radice, Dr Gianmarco
Authors: Palacios, L., Sugimoto, Y., Lawal, A., and Radice, G.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Aerospace Sciences
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering

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