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Dawn maneuver design performance at Vesta

Show simple item record Parcher, D.W. Abrahamson, M. Ardito, A. Han, D. Haw, R.J. Kennedy, B.M. Mastrodemos, N. Nandi, S. Park, R.S. Rush, B.P. Smith, B.A. Smith, J.C. Vaughan, A.T. Whiffen, G.J. 2015-02-04T23:54:58Z 2015-02-04T23:54:58Z 2013-02-10
dc.identifier.citation 23rd Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Kauai, Hawaii, February 10-14, 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 13-0562
dc.description.abstract The Dawn spacecraft orbited the asteroid Vesta from July 16, 2011 to September 5, 2012, successfully accomplishing the four planned science orbits and two planned rotational characterization orbits. The lowest-altitude science orbit lasted four months, with 20 planned orbit maintenance maneuvers. Navigation results from Vesta demonstrate that the navigation plan was sufficient to achieve orbit delivery accuracy requirements. This paper compares the flown Dawn trajectory against the planned trajectory and expected maneuver dispersions. Understanding the effectiveness of the Vesta maneuver design plan is a key component of planning for operations at Ceres, the next destination for the Dawn 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.subject Ion Propulsion en_US
dc.subject Low Thrust en_US
dc.subject Navigation en_US
dc.subject Asteroid en_US
dc.title Dawn maneuver design performance at Vesta en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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