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September 12-16, 2011
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91125

Reference Topics:

AGI STK Software

  1. "AGI_Astrogator Manual", Analytical Graphics Inc.
  2. "Interplanetary Trajectories in STK in Few Hundred Easy Steps", Satellite ToolKit Interplanetary Tutorial, STK Version 9, Analytical Graphics Inc.

Asteroids Classification and Study

  1. "A Comprehensive Ongoing Survey of the Near-Earth Asteroid Population for the Human Mission Accessibility", Barbee B.W., et al, AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, 2-5 August 2010, Toronto, Canada.
  2. "Near-Earth Asteroids Accessible to Human Exploration With High-Power Electric Propulsion", Landau D., Strange N., AAS 11-46
  3. "Near-Earth Asteroid Surface Roughness Depends on Compositional Class", Benner L.A.M., et al, Icarus (2008),doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2008.06.010

Human Exploration on NEO

  1. "Asteroids Destinations Accessible for Human Exploration_A Preliminary Survey", Adamo D.R. et al, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 47, No. 6, Nov-Dec 2010
  2. "Plans for Human Exploration Beyond Low Earth Orbit", Cooke D., NASA Resources
  3. "Plymouth Rock_An Early Human Mission to Near Eath Asteroids Using Orion Spacecraft", Hopkins J. et al, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Version 2.0 June 2010
  4. "Scientific Exploration of Near-Earth Objects via the Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle", Abell P.A. et al, Meteoritics & Planetary Science 44, Nr 12, 1825-1836 (2009)

International Cooperation

  1. "Future Human Spaceflight: The Need for International Cooperation", International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) November 2010.

Missions to NEO

  1. "ASTEX:An In situ exploration mission to two Near-Earth Asteroids" Nathues A., et al, Advances in Space Research 45 (2010) 169-182.
  2. "Exploring Asteroid Interiors:The Deep Interior Mission Concept" Belton et al, Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIV (2003)
  3. "Hayabusa and Its Adventure Around the Tiny Asteroid Itokawa" Yoshikawa M., et al, Highlights of Astronomy, Volume 14 IAU XXVI General Assembly, 14-25 August 2006
  4. "ISHTAR Mission to NEO_Executive Summary" Arrigo P.D., Executive Summary for Publication on ESA Web Pages, Astrium Ltd
  5. "NASA's Near Eath Object Program Overview" Yeomans D., NASA-JPL
  6. "Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous_Mission Summary" Cheng A.F., JHU
  7. The Rosetta Mission: Flying Towards The Origin of the Solar System" Glassmeier, K-H.,Space Science Reviews (2007) 128: 1-21

NEO Workshops Reports

  1. "Target NEO: Open Global Community NEO Workshop Report"

Propulsion System

  1. "Near-Earth Asteroids Accessible to Human Exploration With High-Power Electric Propulsion", Landau D., Strange N., Preprint AAS 11-46
  2. "300-kW Solar Electric Propulsion System Configuration for Human Exploration of Near-Earth Asteroids" Brophy J. et al.


  1. "Deep Space Environment for Human Exploration" Wilson J.W. et al, Advances in Space Research 34 (2004) 1281-1287
  2. "Radiation Hazards on Space Missions Outside the Magnetosphere" Letaw J.R. et al, Adv. Space Res. Vol. 9, No. 10. pp. (10)285-(10)291, 1989
  3. "Shielding Strategies for Human Space Exploration" Wilson J.W. et al, NASA Conference Publication 3360


  1. "Trajectory Design of Multiple Asteroid Sample Return Missions" Morimoto M. et al, Advances in Space Research 34 (2004) 2281-2285

Yarkovsky and YORP Effects

  1. "Yarkovsky Effect on Small Near-Earth Asteroids:Mathematical Formulation and Examples" Vokrouhlický D., Milani A., Chesley S.R., Icarus 148, 118-138 (2000)
  2. "The Yorkovsky and YORP Effects: Implications to Asteroid Dynamics" Bottke W.F.Jr., et al , Annu. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci.2006. 34:157-91
  3. "The Effect of YORP on Itokawa" Scheeres D.J., et al Icarus Volume 188, Issue 2, June 2007, Pages 425-429


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