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Toward improved landing precision on Mars.

Show simple item record Wolf, Aron A. Acikmese, Behcet Cheng, Yang Casolica, Jordi Carson, John M. Ivanov, Mark C. 2011-10-27T15:21:22Z 2011-10-27T15:21:22Z 2011-03-05
dc.identifier.citation 2011 IEEE Aersopace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 5, 2011. en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 11-0217
dc.description.abstract Mars landers to date have flown ballistic entry trajectories with no trajectory control after the final maneuver before entry. Improvements in landing accuracies (from ~150 km from the target for Mars Pathfinder to ~30-40 km for MER and Phoenix) have been driven by approach navigation improvements. MSL will fly the first guided-entry trajectory to Mars, further improving accuracy to ~10-12 km from the target. 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, 2011. en_US
dc.subject pinpoint landing en_US
dc.subject precision landing en_US
dc.subject terrain relative navigation en_US
dc.subject powered descent guidance en_US
dc.title Toward improved landing precision on Mars. en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US
dc.subject.NASATaxonomy Astrodynamics en_US

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