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.
|Number of pages
|Advances in the Astronautical Sciences
|Published - 2001
|Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting - Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Duration: 2001 Feb 11 → 2001 Feb 15