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On-orbit maneuver calibrations for the Stardust spacecraft

Show simple item record Nandi, Sumita Kennedy, Brian Williams, Kenneth E. Byrnes, Dennis V. 2008-05-02T17:22:59Z 2008-05-02T17:22:59Z 2006-08-21
dc.identifier.citation AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference and Exhibit, Keystone, Colorado, August 21-24, 2006. en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 06-2359
dc.description.abstract The Stardust spacecraft, launched February 7, 1999, successfully delivered its sample return capsule to the Utah Test and Training Range on January 15, 2006. The entry maneuver strategy included a trajectory correction at entry minus 10 days (TCM18) targeted to entry with the inclusion of a final biased fixed direction maneuver at entry minus 29 hours (TCM19). To meet the stringent entry targeting requirements necessary for human safety and capsule integrity, a campaign of maneuver calibrations were undertaken in summers of 2003 and 2005 to improve performance for both maneuvers. The results of the calibration program are reported here. The in-flight calibrations included a series of several turns to various final attitudes via deadband walks about each of the three spacecraft axes, as well as 12 in-place burns with magnitudes between 0.5 and 1.0 m/s, the range initially expected for TCM19. The turn and burn calibrations as well as the performance of TCM 17, 18 and 19 are discussed. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006. en_US
dc.subject Stardust en_US
dc.subject maneuver en_US
dc.subject calibration en_US
dc.title On-orbit maneuver calibrations for the Stardust spacecraft en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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