Multiple Sliding Surface Guidance applied at binary asteroid systems

Julie Bellerose, Roberto Furfaro, Dario Cersosimo

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Proximity operations at binary asteroid systems involve higher degrees of complexity due to added perturbations. In this paper, we adapt a Multiple Sliding Surface Guidance (MSSG) algorithm developed for close proximity operations at a single asteroid, and extend its applicability to binary asteroid systems. The advantage of using MSSG is that no trajectory is needed to be computed offline as the commands use the spacecraft accelerations directly. We show simulations of a two-sphere binary systems. The velocity cost and associated transfer times show to be minimal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)877-896
Number of pages20
JournalAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
StatePublished - 2013
Event23rd AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Spaceflight Mechanics 2013 - Kauai, HI, United States
Duration: Feb 10 2013Feb 14 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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