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Use of reference frames for interplanetary navigation at JPL

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dc.contributor.author Heflin, Michael
dc.contributor.author Jacobs, Chris
dc.contributor.author Sovers, Ojars
dc.contributor.author Moore, Angelyn
dc.contributor.author Owen, Sue
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-30T16:58:59Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-30T16:58:59Z
dc.date.issued 2010-10-04
dc.identifier.citation Reference Frames for Applications in Geosciences (REFAG2010), Marne-la-Vallee, France, October 4-8, 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 11-3336
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/43792
dc.description.abstract Navigation of interplanetary spacecraft is typically based on range, Doppler, and differential interferometric measurements made by ground-based telescopes. Acquisition and interpretation of these observations requires accurate knowledge of the terrestrial reference frame and its orientation with respect to the celestial frame. Work is underway at JPL to reprocess historical VLBI and GPS data to improve realizations of the terrestrial and celestial frames. Improvements include minimal constraint alignment, improved tropospheric modeling, better orbit determination, and corrections for antenna phase center patterns. 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, 2010. en_US
dc.subject refernce framers en_US
dc.subject navigation en_US
dc.subject Very-long-baseline interferometry (VLBI) en_US
dc.subject global positioning system (GPS) en_US
dc.subject International Terrestrial Reference Frame (ITRF) en_US
dc.subject International Celestial Reference Frame (ICRF) en_US
dc.title Use of reference frames for interplanetary navigation at JPL en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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