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Document type:
Zeitschriftenaufsatz 
Author(s):
Boden, Ralf C.; Hein, Andreas M.; Kawaguchi, Junichiro 
Title:
Target selection and mass estimation for manned NEO exploration using a baseline mission design 
Abstract:
In recent years Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) have received an increased amount of interest as a target for human exploration. NEOs offer scientifically interesting targets, and at the same time function as a stepping stone for achieving future Mars missions. The aim of this research is to identify promising targets from the large number of known NEOs that qualify for a manned sample-return mission with a maximum duration of one year. By developing a baseline mission design and a mass estimation mod...    »
 
Keywords:
Asteroids; Near Earth Objects; Human space exploration; Manned missions; Mission design 
Journal title:
Acta Astronautica 
Year:
2015 
Journal volume:
111 
Pages contribution:
198--221 
Covered by:
Scopus