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Stardust-NExT : lessons learned from a comet flyby mission

Show simple item record Wolf, Aron A. Larson, Timothy Thompson, Paul McElrath, Timothy Bhaskaran, Shyam Chesley, Steven Klaasen, Kenneth P. Cheuvront, Allan 2013-03-01T18:19:32Z 2013-03-01T18:19:32Z 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.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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