Near-Earth asteroid survey mission concept using solar sailing technology

Mai Bando, Hiroshi Yamakawa

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the possibility of asteroid survey mission enabled by advanced solar sailing technology. The study is focused not on the solar sail spacecraft itself but on its orbital dynamics to realize the missions. A novel NEA flyby survey mission with a light-weight solar sail spacecraft to increase the accessibility to NEAs located in the vicinity of the Earth's orbit is proposed. Numerical study suggests that our approach increase the opportunities in proximity to NEAs which have eccentric and inclined orbits.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplications of Space Technology for Humanity - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Conference of Pacific-Basin Societies, ISCOPS
Pages257-269
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference of Pacific-Basin Societies, ISCOPS - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Jul 27 2010Jul 30 2010

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume138
ISSN (Print)0065-3438

Other

Other12th International Conference of Pacific-Basin Societies, ISCOPS
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period7/27/107/30/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Bando, M., & Yamakawa, H. (2010). Near-Earth asteroid survey mission concept using solar sailing technology. In Applications of Space Technology for Humanity - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of Pacific-Basin Societies, ISCOPS (pp. 257-269). (Advances in the Astronautical Sciences; Vol. 138).