Volume 411, Number 1, November III 2003
Special letters issue on: first science with integral
|Page(s)||L37 - L41|
|Published online||17 November 2003|
Letter to the Editor
Orbit design for launching INTEGRAL on the Proton/Block-DM launcher
Space Research Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Profsoyuznaya 84/32, 117997 Moscow, Russia
2 Rocket and Space Corporation Energia, Korolev, Russia
3 ESA-ESOC, Robert-Bosch-Str. 5, 64293 Darmstadt, Germany
4 Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center, Moscow, Russia
5 ESA-ESTEC, Keplerlaan 1, 2201 AZ Noordwijk, The Netherlands
6 Rosaviacosmos, Schepkina 42, 129857 Moscow, Russia
Corresponding author: N. A. Eismont, firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 18 September 2003
This paper describes some aspects of the mission design determined by use of the Proton/Block-DM launch vehicle in the version used for injection onto a highly elliptical orbit of the international gamma-ray astrophysics laboratory INTEGRAL. Methods and results used for choosing an operational orbit for INTEGRAL are presented.
Key words: space vehicles / orbit evolution / launch window
© ESO, 2003
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