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The Role of X-Rays in Future Space Navigation and CommunicationIn the near future, applications using X-rays will enable autonomous navigation and time distribution throughout the solar system, high capacity and low-power space data links, highly accurate attitude sensing, and extremely high-precision formation flying capabilities. Each of these applications alone has the potential to revolutionize mission capabilities, particularly beyond Earth orbit. This paper will outline the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center vision and efforts toward realizing the full potential of X-ray navigation and communications.
Document ID
20160000804
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Winternitz, Luke M. B. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Gendreau, Keith C. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Hasouneh, Monther A. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Mitchell, Jason W. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Fong, Wai H. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Lee, Wing-Tsz (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Gavriil, Fotis (Maryland Univ. Baltimore, MD, United States)
Arzoumanian, Zaven (Universities Space Research Association Columbia, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
January 13, 2016
Publication Date
February 1, 2013
Subject Category
Optics
Spacecraft Design, Testing and Performance
Space Radiation
Report/Patent Number
GSFC-500-13-D-0018
AAS 13-082
Meeting Information
Annual AAS Rocky Mountain Section Guidance and Control Conference(Breckenridge, CO)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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