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

Armellin, R, Rasotto, M, Di Lizia, P and Renk, F (2015) End-of-life disposal of libration point orbit missions: The case of Gaia Advances in Space Research, 56 (3). pp. 461-478.

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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.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Electronic Engineering
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering
Authors :
Armellin, R
Rasotto, M
Di Lizia, P
Renk, F
Date : 1 January 2015
DOI : 10.1016/j.asr.2015.03.014
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2015 COSPAR. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords : End of life disposal, Libration point missions, Space debris, Gaia mission
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 29 Nov 2016 14:16
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 18:58

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