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OPTIMAL TRAJECTORIES TO KUIPER BELT OBJECTS

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Author(s):
Sanchez, D. M. [1] ; Sukhanov, A. A. [2, 3, 4] ; Prado, A. F. B. A. [1]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Natl Inst Space Res, INPE, Av Astronautas 1758, BR-12227010 Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[2] Russian Acad Sci, Space Res Inst, Moscow 117997 - Russia
[3] Natl Inst Space Res, INPE, Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[4] Russian Acad Sci, Space Res Inst, IKI, Moscow - Russia
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: REVISTA MEXICANA DE ASTRONOMIA Y ASTROFISICA; v. 55, n. 1, p. 39-54, APR 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

The present paper searches for transfers from the Earth to three of the Kuiper Belt Objects (KBO): Haumea, Makemake, and Quaoar. These trajectories are obtained considering different possibilities of intermediate planet gravity assists. The model is based on the ``patched-conics{''} approach. The best trajectories are found by searching for the minimum total Delta V transfer for a given launch window, inside the 2023-2034 interval, and disregarding the Delta Vrequired for the capture at the target object. The results show transfers with duration below 20 years that spend a total Delta Vunder 10 km/s. There is also one trajectory for each of the KBOs with Delta Vunder 10 km/s and duration below 10 years, using the Jupiter swingby. For the 20-year trajectories, there are also asteroids in the main belt that could be encountered with low additional Delta V, so increasing the scientific return of the mission. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/24561-0 - On the relevance of small bodies in orbital dynamics
Grantee:Othon Cabo Winter
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 14/22295-5 - Study of the dynamics of artificial satellites around triple systems
Grantee:Diogo Merguizo Sanchez
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 15/19880-6 - Aster project: analysis of the mission to the triple asteroid
Grantee:Antônio Fernando Bertachini de Almeida Prado
Support type: Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
FAPESP's process: 16/14665-2 - Astrodynamics applied to space vehicles
Grantee:Antônio Fernando Bertachini de Almeida Prado
Support type: Regular Research Grants