Determining the dust environment of an unknown comet for a spacecraft flyby: The case of ESA's Comet Interceptor mission

@article{Marschall2022DeterminingTD,
  title={Determining the dust environment of an unknown comet for a spacecraft flyby: The case of ESA's Comet Interceptor mission},
  author={Raphael Marschall and Vladimir Zakharov and Cecilia Tubiana and Michael S. P. Kelley and Carlos Corral van Damme and Colin Snodgrass and Geraint H. Jones and Stavro Lambrov Ivanovski and Frank Postberg and Vincenzo Della Corte and J.‐B. Vincent and Olga Munoz and Fiorangela La Forgia and Anny Chantal Levasseur-Regourd and the Comet Interceptor Team},
  journal={Astronomy \& Astrophysics},
  year={2022}
}
Context. An assessment of the dust environment of a comet is needed for data analysis and planning spacecraft missions, such as ESA’s Comet Interceptor (CI) mission. The distinctive feature of CI is that the target object will be defined shortly before (or even after) launch; as a result, the properties of the nucleus and dust environment are poorly constrained, and therefore make the assessment of the dust environment challenging. Aims. The main goal of the work is to provide realistic… 

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