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Mascot: Analyses of the Descent and Bouncing Trajectories to Support the Landing Site Selection

Lorda, Laurence and Canalias, Elisabet and Martin, Thierry and Biele, Jens (2017) Mascot: Analyses of the Descent and Bouncing Trajectories to Support the Landing Site Selection. 26th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics ISSFD, 3. - 9. Juni 2017, Matsuyama, Japan.

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The Japanese mission Hayabusa-2 has been launched in December 2014 towards the near Earth asteroid 1999JU3, also called Ryugu. This carbonaceous asteroid considered to conceal unchanged traces of the Solar System’s origin will be reached by the JAXA space probe in 2018. As done by its predecessor for the asteroid Itokawa a few years ago, Hayabusa-2 will observe Ryugu during several months and perform a touchdown to gather samples before returning them to Earth. In addition to the three Japanese micro-landers MINERVA taken on board, the probe carries the German-French lander Mascot (Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout). This shoe-box sized spacecraft of 10 kg is equipped with four scientific instruments aiming at improving the knowledge of mineralogical, geological, magnetic and thermal characteristics of Ryugu. It has no propulsive system and is planned to land onto Ryugu’s surface by the end of 2018 after a passive descent from an altitude of a few tenths of meters.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/116052/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Mascot: Analyses of the Descent and Bouncing Trajectories to Support the Landing Site Selection
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Lorda, Laurencecnes, toulouseUNSPECIFIED
Canalias, Elisabetcnes, toulouseUNSPECIFIED
Martin, Thierrycnes, toulouseUNSPECIFIED
Biele, JensJens.Biele (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:3 June 2017
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Lander, Optimization, Bouncing, Trajectory
Event Title:26th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics ISSFD
Event Location:Matsuyama, Japan
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:3. - 9. Juni 2017
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Science and Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):Project MASCOT Science and operation
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training > User center for space experiments (MUSC)
Deposited By: Herrmann, Astrid
Deposited On:24 Nov 2017 14:57
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:13

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