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Mars Sample Return orbital rendezvous detection methods

Show simple item record Haw, Robert J. Gustafson, Eric D. 2020-10-08T17:12:52Z 2020-10-08T17:12:52Z 2019-01-13
dc.identifier.citation 29th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Ka'anapali, Hawaii, January 13-17, 2019 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 19-0085
dc.description.abstract Navigation trades while in pursuit of a rendezvous with a sample capsule in orbit around Mars are described. The rendezvous operation is described in terms of far-field and near-field detection. Passive optical detection is compared with active capsule detection using a radio beacon. Passive methods are, to first order, unconstrained by time while a radio beacon link is time-limited. A possible activity to make use of orbiter plume interactions is explored. 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, 2019 en_US
dc.title Mars Sample Return orbital rendezvous detection methods en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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