Re-Entry and Aero-Assisted Manoeuvres #1
- Jean François GOESTER
- Sarah Lammens (S&T)
Computation of planetary re-entry trajectories; optimal guidance; skipped and bounced trajectories; aerocapture, aerobraking, and aerogravity assist manoeuvres; descent and landing trajectories; re-targeting guidance; hazard-avoidance trajectories;
The execution of precision landing missions applicable for future Mars missions (in particular, Sample Return Missions and Human Missions) is a major technical challenge that will require the adoption of a set of technologies that have not yet been demonstrated in flight.
In the scope of an ongoing ESA activity related to the development of advanced navigation techniques for pinpoint landing...