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An Independent Orbit Determination Simulation for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return MissionAfter arriving at the near-Earth asteroid (101955) Bennu in late 2018, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will execute a series of observation campaigns and orbit phases to accurately characterize Bennu and ultimately collect a sample of pristine regolith from its surface. While in the vicinity of Bennu, the OSIRIS-REx navigation team will rely on a combination of ground-based radiometric tracking data and optical navigation (OpNav) images to generate and deliver precision orbit determination products. Long before arrival at Bennu, the navigation team is performing multiple orbit determination simulations and thread tests to verify navigation performance and ensure interfaces between multiple software suites function properly. In this paper, we will summarize the results of an independent orbit determination simulation of the Orbit B phase of the mission performed to test the interface between the OpNav image processing and orbit determination software packages.
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Conference Paper
Getzandanner, Kenneth
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Rowlands, David
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Mazarico, Erwan
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Antreasian, Peter
(KinetX Aerospace, Inc Simi Valley, CA, United States)
Jackman, Coralie
(KinetX Aerospace, Inc Simi Valley, CA, United States)
Moreau, Michael
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
January 26, 2016
Publication Date
February 5, 2016
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Science And Exploration
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Meeting Information
Meeting: Annual AAS Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference (AAS GN&C)
Location: Breckenridge, CO
Country: United States
Start Date: February 5, 2016
End Date: February 10, 2016
Sponsors: American Astronautical Society
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Public Use Permitted.
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