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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter navigation

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dc.contributor.author You, Tung-Han
dc.contributor.author Halsell, Allen
dc.contributor.author Highsmith, Dolan
dc.contributor.author Moriba, Jah
dc.contributor.author Demcak, Stuart
dc.contributor.author Higa, Earl
dc.contributor.author Long, Stacia
dc.contributor.author Bhaskaran, Shyam
dc.date.accessioned 2007-09-21T16:46:51Z
dc.date.available 2007-09-21T16:46:51Z
dc.date.issued 2004-08-16
dc.identifier.citation AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, August 16-19, 2004 en
dc.identifier.citation 04-2566 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/40425
dc.description.abstract Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter will launch in August 2005 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The heavyweight spacecraft will use a Lockheed-Martin Atlas V-401 launch vehicle. It will be the first mission in a low Mars Orbit to characterize the surface, subsurface, and atmospheric properties. The intensive science operation imposes a great challenge for Navigation to satisfy the stringent requirements. This paper describes navigation key requirements, major challenges, and the sophisticated dynamic modeling. It also details navigation strategy and processes for various mission phases. Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter will return significant amount of scientific data in support of the objectives set by the Mars Exploration Program. A robust and precise navigation is the key to the success of this mission. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 6726190 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 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) en
dc.subject navigation en
dc.title Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter navigation en
dc.type Preprint en


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