A Survey of Mission Opportunities to Trans- Neptunian Objects - Part II

@inproceedings{Gleaves2012ASO,
  title={A Survey of Mission Opportunities to Trans- Neptunian Objects - Part II},
  author={Ashley Gleaves},
  year={2012}
}
  • Ashley Gleaves
  • Published 2012
  • Physics
  • Previous studies have identified viable flyby trajectories to several large trans-Neptunian Objects. In the present study, the potential for orbital capture is examined at Huya, Ixion, Orcus, Rhadamanthus, Salacia, Sedna, and Varuna. Transit times are limited to 25 years; all trajectories use a gravity assist flyby at Jupiter and assume launch either on an Atlas V 551 or a Delta IV HLV. For selected cases, payloads in excess of 200 kg can be captured into orbit about the target, with Huya and… CONTINUE READING
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