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Cassini Solstice Mission maneuver experience: year three

Show simple item record Wagner, Sean V. Arrieta, Juan Hahn, Yungsun Stumpf, Paul W. Valerino, Powtawche N. Wong, Mau C. 2014-03-12T20:34:51Z 2014-03-12T20:34:51Z 2013-08-11
dc.identifier.citation AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Hilton Head, South Carolina, August 11-15, 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno CL#13-3241
dc.description.abstract The Solstice Mission is the final extension of the Cassini spacecraft s tour of Saturn and its moons. To accommodate an end-of-mission in 2017, the maneuver decision process has been refined. For example, the Cassini Project now prioritizes saving propellant over minimizing maneuver cycles. This paper highlights 30 maneuvers planned from June 2012 through July 2013, targeted to nine Titan flybys and the final Rhea encounter in the mission. Of these maneuvers, 90% were performed to maintain the prescribed trajectory and preserve downstream ΔV. Recent operational changes to maneuver executions based on execution-error modeling and analysis are also discussed. 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, 2013 en_US
dc.subject navigation en_US
dc.subject Saturn en_US
dc.subject Equinox Mission en_US
dc.title Cassini Solstice Mission maneuver experience: year three en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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