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Psyche Science Planning with the Science Opportunity Analyzer

Show simple item record Ortega, Carolyn A Polanskey, Carol A. Llopis, Marcel Rosemurgy, Paul Lawler, Christopher R. Alonge, Eleanor K. Dailis, Matthew Elkins-Tanton, Linda T. 2022-04-12T00:02:25Z 2022-04-12T00:02:25Z 2021-05-03
dc.identifier.citation VIRTUAL SpaceOps 2021, Cape Town, South Africa, May 3-5, 2021
dc.identifier.clearanceno CL#21-1380
dc.description.abstract Psyche is a NASA Discovery mission intent on solving mysteries surrounding early planetary formation. The mission spacecraft will journey to (16) Psyche: a metallic asteroid believed to be the exposed core of an early planetesimal. Despite the unique nature of the target asteroid and the mission’s novel science goals, a significant portion of the project’s science planning needs may be met through the use of legacy tools. In particular, the adoption of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s (JPL) Science Opportunity Analyzer (SOA) promises to satisfy mission requirements with minimal development effort. Originally developed as a multi-mission science planning tool, SOA can design and visualize observations, perform geometric flight rule checking, model physical phenomena, and much more. The software has been used by the mission since its proposal phase and is expected to continue providing valuable capabilities throughout operations.
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2021
dc.title Psyche Science Planning with the Science Opportunity Analyzer
dc.type Preprint

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