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End-of-life disposal of libration point orbit missions: The case of Gaia

End-of-life disposal of libration point orbit missions: The case of Gaia
End-of-life disposal of libration point orbit missions: The case of Gaia
This work investigates end of life disposal options for libration point orbit missions. Three different options are presented: the first one considers spacecraft’s re-entry in Earth’s atmosphere, the second one concerns the impact on the Moon, whereas the third one consists in the injection of the spacecraft into a heliocentric graveyard orbit. The disposal design is formulated as a multi-objective optimization problem in order to take into account other goals in addition to propellant consumption minimization. The disposal of Gaia mission is used as test case throughout the paper
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Armellin, Roberto
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Rasotto, Mirco
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Di Lizia, Pierluigi
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Renk, Florian
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Armellin, Roberto
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Rasotto, Mirco
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Di Lizia, Pierluigi
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Renk, Florian
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Armellin, Roberto, Rasotto, Mirco, Di Lizia, Pierluigi and Renk, Florian (2015) End-of-life disposal of libration point orbit missions: The case of Gaia. Advances in Space Research, 1-18. (doi:10.1016/j.asr.2015.03.014).

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This work investigates end of life disposal options for libration point orbit missions. Three different options are presented: the first one considers spacecraft’s re-entry in Earth’s atmosphere, the second one concerns the impact on the Moon, whereas the third one consists in the injection of the spacecraft into a heliocentric graveyard orbit. The disposal design is formulated as a multi-objective optimization problem in order to take into account other goals in addition to propellant consumption minimization. The disposal of Gaia mission is used as test case throughout the paper

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Accepted/In Press date: 11 March 2015
Published date: 26 March 2015
Organisations: Astronautics Group

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Local EPrints ID: 377350
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/377350
ISSN: 0273-1177
PURE UUID: 50329de3-a1c2-44cc-be94-391661882321

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Date deposited: 29 May 2015 11:02
Last modified: 23 Sep 2019 18:43

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