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Orbit determination of Stardust from the Annefrank asteroid fly-by through the Wild 2 Comet encounter

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dc.contributor.author Carranza, Eric
dc.contributor.author Kennedy, Brian
dc.contributor.author Williams, Kenneth
dc.date.accessioned 2005-11-09T21:18:57Z
dc.date.available 2005-11-09T21:18:57Z
dc.date.issued 2004-02
dc.identifier.citation Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, February 8-12, 2004 en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 04-0278
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/37917
dc.description.abstract Stardust is a 3-axis stabilized spacecraft that maintains its attitude by firing a pair of its one sided- thrusters. this thruster arrangement causes Stardust to produce unbalanced torques at each thruster firing, which yields an undesired perturbing force and makes navigation a challenge. In addition to this perturbing force, Stardust Navigation contended with the problems caused by the contamination of the Navigation Camera and the experience of flying through 2 solar conjunctions during Stardust's inbound leg to the Wild 2 encounter. Both the contamination and the solar conjunctions were major challenges Navigation had to overcome. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA en
dc.format.extent 1236665 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2004. en
dc.subject Stardust en
dc.subject orbit determination en
dc.subject comet fly-by en
dc.title Orbit determination of Stardust from the Annefrank asteroid fly-by through the Wild 2 Comet encounter en
dc.type Preprint en


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