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Science planning for the NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission

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dc.contributor.author Wenkert, Daniel D.
dc.contributor.author Bridges, Nathan T.
dc.contributor.author Eggemeyer, William Curtis
dc.contributor.author Hale, Amy Snyder
dc.contributor.author Kass, David
dc.contributor.author Martin, Terry Z.
dc.contributor.author Noland, Stephen J.
dc.contributor.author Safaeinili, Ali
dc.contributor.author Smrekar, Suzanne
dc.date.accessioned 2006-10-06T16:19:35Z
dc.date.available 2006-10-06T16:19:35Z
dc.date.issued 2006-06-19
dc.identifier.citation AIAA 9th International Conference on Space Operations (SpaceOps), Rome, Italy, June 19-24, 2006. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 06-0900
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/39832
dc.description.abstract The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), launched on August 12, 2005, carries six science instruments, each with unique requirements for repetitive global monitoring, regional or global survey mapping, and/or targeted observations of Mars. Some prefer nadir-only observations, while other instruments require many off-nadir observations (especially for stereo viewing). Because the operations requirements are often incompatible, an interactive science planning process has been developed. This process is more complex than in some recent NASA Mars missions, but less complex (and more repetitive) than processes used by many large planetary missions. It takes full advantage of MRO’s novel onboard processing capabilities, and uses simple electronic interactions between geographically distributed teams. This paper describes the process used during MRO’s Primary Science Phase (PSP) to plan both interactive and non-interactive observations of Mars, and what has already been learned in the tests and rehearsals preparing for PSP. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 126256 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006. en
dc.subject Mars en
dc.subject Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) en
dc.subject planetary missions en
dc.subject sciences en
dc.subject payloads en
dc.subject operations en
dc.subject planning en
dc.title Science planning for the NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission en
dc.type Preprint en


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