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An update on NAIF's package of "SPICE" astrodynamics tools

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dc.contributor.author Acton, Charles
dc.contributor.author Bachman, Nathaniel
dc.contributor.author Semenov, Boris
dc.contributor.author Wright, Edward
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-08T21:35:10Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-08T21:35:10Z
dc.date.issued 2016-03-14
dc.identifier.citation ESA 6th International Conference on AStrodynamics Tools and Techniques, Darmstadt, Germany, March 14-17, 2016 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 16-0695
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/46053
dc.description.abstract "SPICE"1 is an information system, comprising both data and software, providing engineers and scientists with the geometry data needed to help design robotic solar system missions, conduct mission engineering operations, plan observations from instruments, and analyze the data returned from those observations. The SPICE system has been used on the majority of worldwide planetary exploration missions since the time of NASA's Magellan mission to Venus, and it appears to be the ancillary information system of choice for most future solar system exploration missions. Along with its "free" price tag, portability and the absence of licensing and export restrictions, its stable, enduring qualities and substantial user support in terms of training and consultation help make it a popular choice among scientists and engineers. 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, 2016 en_US
dc.title An update on NAIF's package of "SPICE" astrodynamics tools en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US


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