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Mars Science Laboratory Orbit Determination

Show simple item record Kruizinga, Gerhard L. Gustafson, Eric D. Thompson, Paul F. Jefferson, David C. Martin-Mur, Tomas J. Mottinger, Neil A. Pelletier, Frederic J. Ryne, Mark S. 2013-04-22T16:55:39Z 2013-04-22T16:55:39Z 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 12-5229
dc.description.abstract This paper describes the orbit determination process, results and filter strategies used by the Mars Science Laboratory Navigation Team during cruise from Earth to Mars. The new atmospheric entry guidance system resulted in an orbit determination paradigm shift during final approach when compared to previous Mars lander missions. The evolving orbit determination filter strategies during cruise are presented. Furthermore, results of calibration activities of dynamical models are presented. The atmospheric entry interface trajectory knowledge was significantly better than the original requirements, which enabled the very precise landing in Gale Crater. 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 Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) en_US
dc.subject Curiosity en_US
dc.subject Mars en_US
dc.subject navigation en_US
dc.subject orbit determination en_US
dc.title Mars Science Laboratory Orbit Determination en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US
dc.subject.NASATaxonomy Astrodynamics en_US

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