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  CASTAway: An asteroid main belt tour and survey

Bowles, N., Snodgrass, C., Gibbings, A., Sanchez, J., Arnold, J., Eccleston, P., et al. (2018). CASTAway: An asteroid main belt tour and survey. Advances in Space Research, 62(8), 1998-2025. doi:10.1016/j.asr.2017.10.021.

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Bowles, N.E., Author
Snodgrass, C., Author
Gibbings, A., Author
Sanchez, J.P., Author
Arnold, J.A., Author
Eccleston, P., Author
Andert, T., Author
Probst, A., Author
Naletto, G., Author
Vandaele, A.C., Author
de Leon, J., Author
Nathues, Andreas1, Author              
Thomas, I.R., Author
Thomas, N., Author
Jorda, L., Author
Da Deppo, V., Author
Haack, H., Author
Green, S.F., Author
Carry, B., Author
Donaldson Hanna, K.L. , Author
Jorgensen, J. Leif, AuthorKereszturi, A., AuthorDeMeo, F.E., AuthorPatel, M.R., AuthorDavies, J.K., AuthorClarke, F., AuthorKinch, K., AuthorGuilbert-Lepoutre, A., AuthorAgarwal, Jessica1, Author              Rivkin, A.S., AuthorPravec, P., AuthorFornasier, S., AuthorGranvik, M., AuthorJones, R.H., AuthorMurdoch, N., AuthorJoy, K.H., AuthorPascale, E., AuthorTecza, M., AuthorBarnes, J.M., AuthorLicandro, J., AuthorGreenhagen, B.T., AuthorCalcutt, S.B., AuthorMarriner, C.M., AuthorWarren, T., AuthorTosh, I., Author more..
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1Department Planets and Comets, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Max Planck Society, ou_1832288              

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Free keywords: Main Asteroid Belt Survey Flyby Mapping Remote sensing
 MPIS_PROJECTS: DAWN
 Abstract: CASTAway is a mission concept to explore our Solar System’s main asteroid belt. Asteroids and comets provide a window into the formation and evolution of our Solar System and the composition of these objects can be inferred from space-based remote sensing using spectroscopic techniques. Variations in composition across the asteroid populations provide a tracer for the dynamical evolution of the Solar System. The mission combines a long-range (point source) telescopic survey of over 10,000 objects, targeted close encounters with 10–20 asteroids and serendipitous searches to constrain the distribution of smaller (e.g. 10 m) size objects into a single concept. With a carefully targeted trajectory that loops through the asteroid belt, CASTAway would provide a comprehensive survey of the main belt at multiple scales. The scientific payload comprises a 50 cm diameter telescope that includes an integrated low-resolution (R = 30–100) spectrometer and visible context imager, a thermal (e.g. 6–16 µm) imager for use during the flybys, and modified star tracker cameras to detect small (∼10 m) asteroids. The CASTAway spacecraft and payload have high levels of technology readiness and are designed to fit within the programmatic and cost caps for a European Space Agency medium class mission, while delivering a significant increase in knowledge of our Solar System.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2018
 Publication Status: Published in print
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 Rev. Type: Peer
 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2017.10.021
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Title: Advances in Space Research
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Pages: - Volume / Issue: 62 (8) Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: 1998 - 2025 Identifier: ISSN: 0273-1177
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/0273-1177