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The Deployment of MASCOT-2 to Didymoon

Tardivel, Simon and Lange, Caroline and Ulamec, Stephan and Biele, Jens (2016) The Deployment of MASCOT-2 to Didymoon. 26th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, 14.-18 February, Napa, California. ISBN 978-087703633-3. ISSN 00653438.

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This paper presents a strategy for the deployment of the Mascot-2 lander of the Asteroid Impact Monitoring (AIM) candidate mission, to the secondary of the binary asteroid system Didymoon. The spacecraft would release the lander with a spring, near the L2 region. The lander would free fall to the surface and come to rest after several bounces. Considering inaccuracies of the spacecraft navigation and of the spring mechanism, the different tradeoffs of mission design are analyzed. Pushing the strategy to its working limits, the paper investigates whether it could be applied to the deployment of objects from smaller and less capable spacecraft.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/106360/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:The Deployment of MASCOT-2 to Didymoon
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Lange, CarolineUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1709-3667UNSPECIFIED
Ulamec, StephanUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8856-4622UNSPECIFIED
Biele, JensUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7414-829XUNSPECIFIED
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 3513-3533
Series Name:Advances in the Astronautical Sciences
Keywords:asteroids, lander, deployment, landing
Event Title:26th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting
Event Location:Napa, California
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:14.-18 February
Organizer:American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space System Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Space System Technology
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Mascot Bus (old)
Location: Bremen , Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Explorationssysteme
Space Operations and Astronaut Training > User center for space experiments (MUSC)
Deposited By: Lange, Caroline
Deposited On:04 Oct 2016 17:29
Last Modified:29 Mar 2023 00:28

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