Table of Contents


Note from the Author

1.0 Introduction

1.1 Mission Motivation and Objectives
1.2 Comparison of Systems for Solar Positioning and Global Positioning

2.0 Schemes Considered for Constellation Deployment

2.1 Phase I Design:  In-Plane Single Orbit Configuration
2.2 Phase II Design: Two Orbit Primary/Secondary Configuration
2.3 Final Selection: Six Inclined Elliptical Orbits

3.0 Hardware (Booster) Selection

3.1 Final Mass Estimate and Scope of Design
3.2 Jovian Powered Flyby Booster
3.3 Upper Stage Booster
3.4 Launch System

4.0 Mission Details

4.1 Mission Timeline and Trajectory Details
4.2 Power Requirements
4.3 Operations
4.4 Contingencies

Appendix: Software and Programming Library


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Tim Crain
Graduate Aerospace Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
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