Resonant Fly-by Missions to Near Earth Asteroids

  • Ettore Perozzi
  • Lorenzo Casalino
  • Guido Colasurdo
  • Alessandro Rossi
  • Giovanni B. Valsecchi


The authors here propose a mission scenario, aimed at close exploration of a Near-Earth Asteroid, exploiting low-ΔV resonant trajectories. These trajectories allow repeated fly-bys of a chosen target. A selection procedure, which has been used to find some interesting mission opportunities in the 2005-2015 time frame, is described and the corresponding detailed mission profiles are derived, using an indirect optimization method.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ettore Perozzi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lorenzo Casalino
    • 3
  • Guido Colasurdo
    • 3
  • Alessandro Rossi
    • 4
  • Giovanni B. Valsecchi
    • 5
  1. 1.TelespazioRomaItaly
  2. 2.LESIA - Observatoire de Paris MeudonFrance
  3. 3.Dipartimento di EnergeticaPolitecnico di TorinoItaly
  4. 4.CNUCE-CNRPisaItaly
  5. 5.IAS - PlanetologiaRomaItaly

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