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Cassini orbit determination results: January 2006 - end of prime mission

Show simple item record Antreasian, P. G. Ardalan, S. M. Bordi, J. J. Criddle, K. E. Ionasescu, R. Jacobson, R. A. Jones, J. B. Mackenzie, R. A. Parcher, D. W. Pelletier, F. J. Roth, D. C. Thompson, P. F. Vaughan, A. T. 2015-07-14T18:04:31Z 2015-07-14T18:04:31Z 2008-08-18
dc.identifier.citation AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, August 18-21, 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 08-2838
dc.description.abstract After the forty-fifth flyby of Titan, the Cassini spacecraft has successfully completed the planned four-year prime mission tour of the Saturnian system. This paper reports on the orbit determination performance of the Cassini spacecraft over two years spanning 2006 - 2008. In this time span, Cassini's orbit progressed through the magnetotail and pi-transfer phases of the mission. Thirty-four accurate close encounters of Titan, one close flyby of Iapetus and one 50 km flyby of Enceladus were performed during this period. The Iapetus and Enceladus flybys were especially challenging and so the orbit determination supporting these encounters will be discussed in more detail. This paper will show that in most cases orbit determination has exceeded the navigation requirements for targeting flybys and predicting science instrument pointing during these encounters. 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.subject navigation en_US
dc.subject Lapetus en_US
dc.subject Enceladus en_US
dc.title Cassini orbit determination results: January 2006 - end of prime mission en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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