The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Long dwell time orbits for lander-based Mars missions

Long dwell time orbits for lander-based Mars missions
Long dwell time orbits for lander-based Mars missions
This paper deals with the possibility of retrieving orbits around Mars able to provide long dwell times over a given area of the planet, without needing expensive orbital corrective manoeuvres. After a general description of the fundamental principles associated with the obtainment of the repeating ground track orbits which satisfy the aforesaid requirement, the concepts have been applied to Mars to gain trajectories which make it possible to maximise the daily contact time between a probe orbiting around the planet and a lander on the surface. The lander has been considered as equipped with an antenna of 0.5 m of diameter, working in the bands C, X, Ku, and the cases of both fixed and mobile antennas have been taken into account.
mars exploration, long dwell time, ground track
1270-9638
1-11
Ortore, Emiliano
ff9657cd-1b94-4b50-891a-e95c2abe92b1
Circi, Christian
599d4d71-261c-4709-957f-4dc71b2f9939
Somma, Gian Luigi
fe2f9516-1fdb-4b9b-a4ce-7b6a7e60b49a
Ortore, Emiliano
ff9657cd-1b94-4b50-891a-e95c2abe92b1
Circi, Christian
599d4d71-261c-4709-957f-4dc71b2f9939
Somma, Gian Luigi
fe2f9516-1fdb-4b9b-a4ce-7b6a7e60b49a

Ortore, Emiliano, Circi, Christian and Somma, Gian Luigi (2015) Long dwell time orbits for lander-based Mars missions. Aerospace Science and Technology, 46, 1-11. (doi:10.1016/j.ast.2015.06.026).

Record type: Article

Abstract

This paper deals with the possibility of retrieving orbits around Mars able to provide long dwell times over a given area of the planet, without needing expensive orbital corrective manoeuvres. After a general description of the fundamental principles associated with the obtainment of the repeating ground track orbits which satisfy the aforesaid requirement, the concepts have been applied to Mars to gain trajectories which make it possible to maximise the daily contact time between a probe orbiting around the planet and a lander on the surface. The lander has been considered as equipped with an antenna of 0.5 m of diameter, working in the bands C, X, Ku, and the cases of both fixed and mobile antennas have been taken into account.

Text
Ortore_Long.pdf - Accepted Manuscript
Download (2MB)

More information

Accepted/In Press date: 24 June 2015
e-pub ahead of print date: 30 June 2015
Published date: October 2015
Keywords: mars exploration, long dwell time, ground track
Organisations: Faculty of Engineering and the Environment

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 378947
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/378947
ISSN: 1270-9638
PURE UUID: c8467a02-b3ac-4dae-864c-32232c841961

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 15 Jul 2015 09:16
Last modified: 02 Dec 2019 20:34

Export record

Altmetrics

Contributors

Author: Emiliano Ortore
Author: Christian Circi
Author: Gian Luigi Somma

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×