End-of-life disposal concepts for Libration Point and Highly Elliptical Orbit missions

Camilla Colombo, Francesca Letizia, Stefania Soldini, Hugh Lewis, Elisa Maria Alessi, Alessandro Rossi, Massimo Vetrisano, Willem Van Der Weg, Massimiliano Vasile, Markus Landgraf

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Abstract

Libration Point Orbits (LPOs) and Highly Elliptical Orbits (HEOs) are often selected for astrophysics and solar terrestrial missions. No guidelines currently exist for their end-of-life; however, it is a critical aspect to other spacecraft and on-ground safety. This paper presents an analysis of possible disposal strategies for LPO and HEO missions as a result of an ESA study. The dynamical models and the design approach are presented. Five missions are selected: Herschel, Gaia, SOHO as LPOs, and INTEGRAL and XMM-Newton as HEOs. A trade-off is made considering technical feasibility, as well as the sustainability context and the collision probability.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Pages171-190
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2nd International Academy of Astronautics Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems, DyCoSS 2014 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 24 Mar 201426 Mar 2014

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Conference2nd International Academy of Astronautics Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems, DyCoSS 2014
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period24/03/1426/03/14

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  • economic and social effects
  • orbits

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Colombo, C., Letizia, F., Soldini, S., Lewis, H., Alessi, E. M., Rossi, A., ... Landgraf, M. (2015). End-of-life disposal concepts for Libration Point and Highly Elliptical Orbit missions. In Advances in the Astronautical Sciences (pp. 171-190)
Colombo, Camilla ; Letizia, Francesca ; Soldini, Stefania ; Lewis, Hugh ; Alessi, Elisa Maria ; Rossi, Alessandro ; Vetrisano, Massimo ; Van Der Weg, Willem ; Vasile, Massimiliano ; Landgraf, Markus. / End-of-life disposal concepts for Libration Point and Highly Elliptical Orbit missions. Advances in the Astronautical Sciences. 2015. pp. 171-190
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