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Ensuring Cassini’s end-of-mission propellant margins

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dc.contributor.author Sturm II, Erick J.
dc.contributor.author Barber, Todd J.
dc.contributor.author Roth, Duane
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-13T17:33:46Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-13T17:33:46Z
dc.date.issued 2015-03-07
dc.identifier.citation IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 7-14, 2015 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 14-5307
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/45501
dc.description.abstract The Cassini spacecraft is in its final years. On September 15, 2017, Cassini will plunge deep into Saturn’s atmosphere never to reemerge; thus concluding its second extended mission and 13 years in orbit around the ringed planet. As of October 2014, the spacecraft is four years in to its seven-year, second extended mission, the Cassini Solstice Mission (CSM). With three years left and only 2.5% of its loaded bipropellant and 37% of its loaded monopropellant remaining, the Cassini project actively manages the predicted end-of-mission propellant margins to maintain a high confidence in the spacecraft’s ability to complete the CSM as designed. 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, 2015 en_US
dc.title Ensuring Cassini’s end-of-mission propellant margins en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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