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Title: Secondary Payloads Using LCROSS Architecture
Primary Author: Amy S. Lo
Secondary Author(s): Howard Eller, Dean Dailey, Eric Drucker, James Wehner
Institution: Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Date: July 24, 2009
Summary: The ESPA architecture used by the LCROSS mission enables two capable missions for the cost of one launch. This paper describes our approach for leveraging the capability of the new generation of EELVs to enable secondary planetary missions at well below the cost of an independently launched mission.
Panel Selection: Inner Planets: Mercury, Venus, and the Moon.
Mars: Not Phobos and Deimos.
Primitive Bodies: Asteroids, comets, Phobos, Deimos, Pluto/Charon and other Kuiper belt objects, meteorites, and interplanetary dust.
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