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Optical navigation for the EPOXI mission

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dc.contributor.author Rush, Brian P.
dc.contributor.author Owen, William M. , Jr.
dc.contributor.author Bhaskaran, Shyam
dc.contributor.author Synnott, Stephen P.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-19T21:52:42Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-19T21:52:42Z
dc.date.issued 2011-02-16
dc.identifier.citation 21st Annual AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 16, 2011. en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 11-0539
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/41931
dc.description.abstract The Deep Impact spacecraft flew by comet Hartley 2 on November 4, 2010 as part of its extended mission called EPOXI. Successful navigation depended critically on the quality and timing of optical navigation data processing, since pictures of the comet provided the most precise comet-relative position of the spacecraft. This paper describes the planning, including the picture timing and pointing; the methods used to determine the center of the comet image in each picture; and the optical navigation results, which provided the necessary information to allow the cameras to accurately target the comet for science imaging at encounter. 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 Optical navigation en_US
dc.subject small-body mission en_US
dc.subject EPOXI en_US
dc.title Optical navigation for the EPOXI mission en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US
dc.subject.NASATaxonomy Space Communications, Spacecraft Communications, Command and Tracking en_US


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