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Orbit Determination and Navigation of the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO)This paper provides an overview of the required upgrades necessary for navigation of NASA's twin heliocentric science missions, Solar TErestrial RElations Observatory (STEREO) Ahead and Behind. The orbit determination of the STEREO spacecraft was provided by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's (GSFC) Flight Dynamics Facility (FDF) in support of the mission operations activities performed by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). The changes to FDF s orbit determination software included modeling upgrades as well as modifications required to process the Deep Space Network X-band tracking data used for STEREO. Orbit results as well as comparisons to independently computed solutions are also included. The successful orbit determination support aided in maneuvering the STEREO spacecraft, launched on October 26, 2006 (00:52 Z), to target the lunar gravity assists required to place the spacecraft into their final heliocentric drift-away orbits where they are providing stereo imaging of the Sun.
Document ID
20080012728
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Mesarch, Michael (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Robertson, Mika (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Ottenstein, Neil (AI Solutions, Inc. Lanham, MD, United States)
Nicholson, Ann (AI Solutions, Inc. Lanham, MD, United States)
Nicholson, Mark (AI Solutions, Inc. Lanham, MD, United States)
Ward, Douglas T. (AI Solutions, Inc. Lanham, MD, United States)
Cosgrove, Jennifer (Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab. Houston, TX, United States)
German, Darla (Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab. Houston, TX, United States)
Hendry, Stephen (Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab. Houston, TX, United States)
Shaw, James (Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab. Houston, TX, 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
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNG04DA01C
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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