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Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter aerobraking navigation operation

Show simple item record Long, Stacia M. You, Tung-Han Halsell, C. Allen Bhat, Ramachand S. Demcak, Stuart W. Graat, Eric J. Higa, Earl S. Highsmith, Dolan E. Mottinger, Neil A. Jah, Moriba K. 2015-07-14T17:56:38Z 2015-07-14T17:56:38Z 2008-05-12
dc.identifier.citation SpaceOps 2008, Heidelberg, Germany, May 12-16, 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 08-1031
dc.description.abstract After a seven-month interplanetary cruise, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrived at Mars and executed a 1.0 km/s Mars Orbit Insertion (MOI) maneuver. The post-MOI orbit was highly elliptical with a 35 hour, 428km x 45000km altitude orbit. To establish a useful science orbit, the navigation team used an aerobraking technique to guide the spacecraft into a 2-hour, 255km x 320 km altitude orbit. This paper details the aerobraking navigation operation strategy and flight results. It also describes the aerobraking key requirements and navigation 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, 2008 en_US
dc.title Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter aerobraking navigation operation en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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