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Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) Flight Dynamics Commissioning Results and ExperiencesThe Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will perform the first-ever spaceborne all-sky exoplanet transit survey and is the first primary-mission application of a lunar-resonant orbit. Launched on April 18, 2018, TESS completed a two-month commissioning phase consisting of three phasing loops followed by a lunar flyby and a final maneuver to achieve resonance. During the mission orbit, no further station-keeping maneuvers are planned or required. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is performing flight dynamics operations for the mission. This paper covers the design, implementation, and results from TESS commissioning, including the projected performance of the final mission orbit.
Document ID
20180006156
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Parker, Joel J. K.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Lebois, Ryan L.
(Applied Defense Solutions, Inc. Fulton, MD, United States)
Lutz, Stephen
(Applied Defense Solutions, Inc. Fulton, MD, United States)
Nickel, Craig
(Applied Defense Solutions, Inc. Fulton, MD, United States)
Ferrant, Kevin
(Omitron, Inc. Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Michaels, Adam
(Omitron, Inc. Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
October 9, 2018
Publication Date
August 21, 2018
Subject Category
Astrodynamics
Report/Patent Number
GSFC-E-DAA-TN63271
AAS 18-408
GSFC-E-DAA-TN59338
Meeting Information
AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference 2018(Snowbird, UT)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNG16PT33D
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNG14VC09C
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.
Keywords
Satellite
Transiting

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