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Low-thrust: the fast & flexible path to Apophis

Chand, Suditi and Ceriotti, Matteo and Grundmann, Jan Thimo and Kesseler, Lars and Moore, Iain and Vergaaij, Merel and Viavattene, Giulia (2020) Low-thrust: the fast & flexible path to Apophis. Apophis T–9 Years: Knowledge Opportunities for the Science of Planetary Defense, 04.-06.11.2020, Nizza, Frankreich (virtuell).

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Official URL: https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/apophis2020/


By the time of Apophis' fly-by on Friday, April 13th, 2029, more satellites than have ever been launched since the beginning of the space age to this day will reach low Earth orbit (LEO). Almost all of them will be microsatellites of less than ~250 kg equipped with solar-electric propulsion (SEP). We propose the use of already created low-thrust trajectories to Apophis to help advance design trades in the early study phases of missions to Apophis. It appears that small spacecraft missions could benefit from solar-electric or sail propulsion.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/142254/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Low-thrust: the fast & flexible path to Apophis
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Chand, Suditiconsultant to DLR Institute of Space SystemsUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ceriotti, MatteoUniversity of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdomhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6819-7178UNSPECIFIED
Grundmann, Jan ThimoUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-8809-0981UNSPECIFIED
Kesseler, LarsLevity Space SystemsUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Moore, IainUniversity of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Vergaaij, MerelUniversity of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Viavattene, GiuliaUniversity of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, United KingdomUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:6 November 2020
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:(99942) Apophis, near-Earth asteroid, potentially hazardous asteroid, Gossamer-1, GoSolAr, Solar-electric propulsion, low-thrust trajectories, concurrent engineering
Event Title:Apophis T–9 Years: Knowledge Opportunities for the Science of Planetary Defense
Event Location:Nizza, Frankreich (virtuell)
Event Type:Workshop
Event Dates:04.-06.11.2020
Organizer:Lunar and Planetary Institute, Universities Space Research Association, Nice Observatory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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 - GoSolAr (Gossamer Solar Array), R - Project Mascot (Bus)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Mechanic and Thermal Systems
Institute of Space Systems > Systems Engineering and Project Office
Institute of Space Systems > System Analysis Space Segment
Deposited By: Grundmann, Jan Thimo
Deposited On:17 May 2021 10:10
Last Modified:17 May 2021 10:10

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