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Stardust-NExT : lessons learned from a comet flyby mission

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dc.contributor.author Wolf, Aron A.
dc.contributor.author Larson, Timothy
dc.contributor.author Thompson, Paul
dc.contributor.author McElrath, Timothy
dc.contributor.author Bhaskaran, Shyam
dc.contributor.author Chesley, Steven
dc.contributor.author Klaasen, Kenneth P.
dc.contributor.author Cheuvront, Allan
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-01T18:19:32Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-01T18:19:32Z
dc.date.issued 2012-02-03
dc.identifier.citation 35th Annual AAS Guidance & Control Conference, Breckenridge, Colorado, February 3-8, 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 12-0650
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/42810
dc.description.abstract The Stardust-NExT (New Exploration of Tempel) mission, a follow-on to the Stardust prime mission, successfully completed a flyby of comet Tempel-1 on 2/14/11. However there were many challenges along the way, most significantly low propellant margin and detection of the comet in imagery later than antici-pated. These challenges and their ramifications forced the project to respond with flexibility and ingenuity. As a result, the flyby at an altitude of 178 km was nearly flawless, accomplishing all its science objectives. Lessons learned on Stardust-NExT may have relevance to other spacecraft 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, 2012. en_US
dc.subject Tempel 1 en_US
dc.subject comet flyby en_US
dc.subject lessons learned en_US
dc.title Stardust-NExT : lessons learned from a comet flyby mission en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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