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Weak Stability Boundary Transfer to the Moon Launched Piggy-Back on Ariane 5 to GTO

Quantius, Dominik and Spurmann, Jörn and Dekens, Erwin and Päsler, Hartmut (2011) Weak Stability Boundary Transfer to the Moon Launched Piggy-Back on Ariane 5 to GTO. Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress, 27.-29.09.2011, Bremen, Deutschland.

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In cooperation with the German non-profit amateur satellite organisation (AMSAT-DL) the German Aerospace Center (DLR) came up with the idea to use AMSAT’s Earth satellite P3-D as baseline for a Moon mission. P3-D was cost savingly launched as auxiliary pay-load on Ariane V into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) and used its on-board pro-pulsion system in order to achieve a Molniya orbit. In this paper it is described how a simi-lar satellite can reach a 100 x 100 km lunar orbit with the same launch strategy. A delta-v saving transfer scenario using the Weak Stability Boundary (WSB) transfer was worked out to be feasible taking a P3-D like satellite bus into account. It contains phasing orbits as solution for the non-dedicated launch date and deals with the constraints of Ariane’s GTO. This approach opens up the opportunity to accomplish a low cost mission to the Moon with public and scientific value.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Weak Stability Boundary Transfer to the Moon Launched Piggy-Back on Ariane 5 to GTO
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Quantius, DominikDLR
Spurmann, JörnDLR
Dekens, ErwinDLR
Päsler, HartmutAMSAT-DL
Date:28 September 2011
Keywords:WSB-Transfer, Piggy-back, Moon, AMSAT, DLR, Missionsanalyse, STK
Event Title:Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress
Event Location:Bremen, Deutschland
Event Type:national Conference
Event Dates:27.-29.09.2011
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Raumfahrzeugsysteme - Konzepte und Entwurf (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Systemanalyse Raumsegmente
Deposited By: Dominik Quantius
Deposited On:03 Feb 2012 12:03
Last Modified:03 Feb 2012 12:03

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