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Titan density reconstruction using radiometric and Cassini attitude control flight data

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dc.contributor.author Andrade Jr., Luis G.
dc.contributor.author Burk, Thomas A.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-20T16:36:50Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-20T16:36:50Z
dc.date.issued 2015-01-05
dc.identifier.citation AIAA Scitech 2015, Kissimee, Florida, January 5-9, 2015 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 14-5362
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/45669
dc.description.abstract This paper compares three different methods of Titan atmospheric density reconstruction for the Titan 87 Cassini flyby. T87 was a unique flyby that provided independent Doppler radiometric measurements on the ground throughout the flyby including at Titan closest approach. At the same time, the onboard accelerometer provided an independent estimate of atmospheric drag force and density during the flyby. These results are compared with the normal method of reconstructing atmospheric density using thruster on-time and angular momentum accumulation. Differences between the estimates are analyzed and a possible explanation for the differences is evaluated. 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 Titan density reconstruction using radiometric and Cassini attitude control flight data en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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