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Ground optical navigation for the Stardust-NExt mission to comet 9P/TEMPEL1

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dc.contributor.author Gillam, Stephen D.
dc.contributor.author Riedel, J. Ed.
dc.contributor.author Owen, William M. Jr.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-11T15:44:40Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-11T15:44:40Z
dc.date.issued 2011-07-31
dc.identifier.citation AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Girdwood, Alaska, July 31 ‐ August 4, 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 11-3346
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/43825
dc.description.abstract Ground-based optical navigation (OpNav) using pictures taken by the Naviga-tion camera on the Stardust spacecraft provided the target-relative information needed to design maneuvers during its approach to comet Tempel 1. Hardware problems, limited downlink bandwidth, and changes in the flight profile affected the OpNav picture schedule, sometimes in near-real time. The Stardust naviga-tion camera and attitude control presented challenges. Picture-processing techniques were developed during approach that included background estimation, co-addition, and co-registration. These techniques, along with adaptive picture scheduling, successfully addressed the challenges. 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, 2011. en_US
dc.subject optical navigation en_US
dc.subject Stardust-NExt en_US
dc.subject comets en_US
dc.subject 9P/Temple 1 en_US
dc.title Ground optical navigation for the Stardust-NExt mission to comet 9P/TEMPEL1 en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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