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Orbit determination for the 2007 Mars Phoenix Lander

Show simple item record Ryne, Mark S. Graat, Eric Haw, Robert Kruizinga, Gerhard Lau, Eunice Martin-Mur, Tomas McElrath, Timothy Nandi, Sumita Portock9, Brian 2015-07-14T18:02:35Z 2015-07-14T18:02:35Z 2008-08-18
dc.identifier.citation AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, August 18-21, 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 08-2794
dc.description.abstract The Phoenix mission is designed to study the arctic region of Mars. To achieve this goal, the spacecraft must be delivered to a narrow corridor at the top of the Martian atmosphere, which is approximately 20 km wide. This paper will discuss the details of the Phoenix orbit determination process and the effort to reduce errors below the level necessary to achieve successful atmospheric entry at Mars. Emphasis will be placed on properly modeling forces that perturb the spacecraft trajectory and the errors and uncertainties associated with those forces. Orbit determination covariance analysis strongly influenced mission operations scenarios, which were chosen to minimize errors and associated uncertainties. 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 Orbit determination for the 2007 Mars Phoenix Lander en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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