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Orbit determination covariance analysis for the Europa Clipper mission

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dc.contributor.author Ionasescu, Rodica
dc.contributor.author Martin-Mury, Tomas
dc.contributor.author Valerinoy, Powtawche
dc.contributor.author Criddley, Kevin
dc.contributor.author Buffington, Brent
dc.contributor.author McElrath, Timothy
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-06T19:37:33Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-06T19:37:33Z
dc.date.issued 2014-08-05
dc.identifier.citation AIAA Space 2014, San Diego, California, August 5-7, 2014 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 14-2736
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/45590
dc.description.abstract A new Jovian satellite tour is proposed by NASA, which would include numerous flybys of the moon Europa, and would explore its potential habitability by characterizing the existence of any water within and beneath Europa's ice shell. This paper describes the results of a covariance study that was undertaken on a sample tour to assess the navigational challenges and capabilities of such a mission from an orbit determination (OD) point of view, and to help establish a ΔV budget for the maneuvers needed to keep the spacecraft on the reference trajectory. Additional parametric variations from the baseline case were also investigated. The success of the Europa Clipper mission will depend on the science measurements that it will enable. Meeting the requirements of the instruments onboard the spacecraft is an integral part of this analysis. 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, 2014 en_US
dc.subject Navigation en_US
dc.subject satellite tour en_US
dc.title Orbit determination covariance analysis for the Europa Clipper mission en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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