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Maneuver Recovery Analysis for the Magnetospheric Multiscale MissionThe use of spacecraft formations creates new and more demanding requirements for orbit determination accuracy. In addition to absolute navigation requirements, there are typically relative navigation requirements that are based on the size or shape of the formation. The difficulty in meeting these requirements is related to the relative dynamics of the spacecraft orbits and the frequency of the formation maintenance maneuvers. This paper examines the effects of bi-weekly formation maintenance maneuvers on the absolute and relative orbit determination accuracy for the four-spacecraft Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) formation. Results are presented from high fidelity simulations that include the effects of realistic orbit determination errors in the maneuver planning process. Solutions are determined using a high accuracy extended Kalman filter designed for onboard navigation. Three different solutions are examined, considering the effects of process noise and measurement rate on the solutions.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Volle, Michael
(AI Solutions, Inc. Lanham, MD, United States)
Lee, Taesul
(AI Solutions, Inc. Lanham, MD, United States)
Long, Anne
(AI Solutions, Inc. Lanham, MD, United States)
Gramling, Cheryl
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Carpenter, Russell
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
September 24, 2007
Publication Information
Publication: Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium on Space Flight Dynamics
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing And Performance
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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