MUSES-C touch-down simulation on the ground

Kazuya Yoshida, Takashi Kubota, Shujiro Sawai, Akira Fujiwara, Masashi Uo

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The MUSES-C spacecraft, under the development by the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) of Japan for the asteroid sample-return mission, will make dynamic touch-down with the target asteroid when it acquires samples. The touch-down behavior is studied with simulations based on the multi-body dynamics with a friction model. Hardware experiments are carried out to verify the simulation model and evaluate the performance of the contact detector.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481-490
Number of pages10
JournalAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume108 I
Publication statusPublished - 2001
EventProceedings of the AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting - Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Duration: 2001 Feb 112001 Feb 15


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