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Spitzer orbit determination during in-orbit checkout phase

Show simple item record Menon, Premkumar R. 2006-11-28T19:45:52Z 2006-11-28T19:45:52Z 2004-08-16
dc.identifier.citation AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialst Conference and Exhibit, Providence, Rhode Island, August 16-19, 2004. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 04-2530
dc.description.abstract The Spitzer Space Telescope was injected into heliocentric orbit on August 25, 2003 to observe and study astrophysical phenomena in the infrared range of frequencies. The initial 60 days was dedicated to Spitzer's "In-Orbit Checkout (IOC)" efforts. This paper deals with navigation efforts during the IOC phase. It includes Dust Cover Ejection (DCE) monitoring, orbit determination strategy validation & results and assessment of non-gravitational accelerations acting on Spitzer including that due to possible imbalance in Helium venting. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 3835599 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 in-orbit checkout (IOC) en
dc.subject dust cover ejection (DCE) en
dc.subject Spitzer Space Telescope
dc.subject helium venting
dc.subject non-gravitational accelerations
dc.title Spitzer orbit determination during in-orbit checkout phase en
dc.type Preprint en

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