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Mars Science Laboratory interplanetary navigation performance

Show simple item record Martin-Mur, Tomas J. Kruizinga, Gerhard Wong, Mau 2015-02-04T23:54:35Z 2015-02-04T23:54:35Z 2013-02-10
dc.identifier.citation 23rd Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Kauai, Hawaii, February 10-14, 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 13-0388
dc.description.abstract The Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft, carrying the Curiosity rover to Mars, hit the top of the Martian atmosphere just 200 meters from where it had been predicted more than six days earlier, and 2.6 million kilometers away. This un-expected level of accuracy was achieved by a combination of factors including: spacecraft performance, tracking data processing, dynamical modeling choices, and navigation filter setup. This paper will describe our best understanding of what were the factors that contributed to this excellent interplanetary trajectory prediction performance. The accurate interplanetary navigation contributed to the very precise landing performance, and to the overall success of the mission. 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.title Mars Science Laboratory interplanetary navigation performance en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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