Impact of Saturn's rings on mission analysis for MJS 77


Mariner Jupiter-Saturn '77 mission objectives for Saturn are considered which affect the trajectory design and in particular the aim point at Saturn. These objectives include the following: (1) earth, sun occulation of Saturn, rings, and satellites; (2) close as possible to surface; (3) close as possible to rings; (4) close encounter with Titan (approximately 20,000 km); (5) close encounter with lapetus; (6) multiple satellite encounters; (7) post-Saturn trajectory to Uranus; and (8) post-Saturn trajectory toward solar apex

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