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The Evolution of Deep Space Navigation: 1989-1999

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dc.contributor.author Wood, Lincoln J.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-31T19:25:56Z
dc.date.available 2008-07-31T19:25:56Z
dc.date.issued 2008-06-30
dc.identifier.citation AAS F. Landis Markley Astronautics Symposium, Cambridge, Maryland, June 30, 2008, en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 08-2094
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/40880
dc.description.abstract The exploration of the planets of the solar system using robotic vehicles has been underway since the early 1960s. During this time the navigational capabilities employed have increased greatly in accuracy, as required by the scientific objectives of the missions and as enabled by improvements in technology. This paper is the second in a chronological sequence dealing with the evolution of deep space navigation. The time interval covered extends from the 1989 launch of the Magellan spacecraft to Venus through a multiplicity of planetary exploration activities in 1999. The paper focuses on the observational techniques that have been used to obtain navigational information, propellant-efficient means for modifying spacecraft trajectories, and the computational methods that have been employed, tracing their evolution through a dozen planetary missions. 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, 2008. en_US
dc.subject deep space network en_US
dc.subject Magellan en_US
dc.subject Cassini en_US
dc.subject planetary missions en_US
dc.subject Deep Space 1 en_US
dc.subject Mars Global Surveyor en_US
dc.title The Evolution of Deep Space Navigation: 1989-1999 en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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