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Optical navigation preparations for New Horizons Pluto flyby

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dc.contributor.author Owen, William M. Jr.
dc.contributor.author Dumont, Philip J.
dc.contributor.author Jackman, Coralie D.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-04-18T22:28:00Z
dc.date.available 2013-04-18T22:28:00Z
dc.date.issued 2012-10-29
dc.identifier.citation 23rd International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics, Pasadena, California, October 29 - November 2, 2012, en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 12-5363
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/42995
dc.description.abstract The New Horizons spacecraft will encounter Pluto and its satellites in July 2015. As was the case for the Voyager encounters with Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, mission success will depend heavily on accurate spacecraft navigation, and accurate navigation will be impossible without the use of pictures of the Pluto system taken by the onboard cameras. We describe the preparations made by the New Horizons optical navigators: picture planning, image processing algorithms, software development and testing, and results from in-flight imaging. 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 New Horizons en_US
dc.subject Pluto en_US
dc.subject navigation en_US
dc.subject optical navigation en_US
dc.subject image processing en_US
dc.title Optical navigation preparations for New Horizons Pluto flyby en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US
dc.subject.NASATaxonomy Space Communications, Spacecraft Communications, Command and Tracking en_US


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