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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
20180007434
Document Type
Presentation
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 Z.
(Omitron, Inc. Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
November 1, 2018
Publication Date
August 22, 2018
Subject Category
Astronautics (General)
Report/Patent Number
GSFC-E-DAA-TN59381
Meeting Information
Meeting: AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference
Location: Snowbird, UT
Country: United States
Start Date: August 19, 2018
End Date: August 23, 2018
Sponsors: American Astronautical Society
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNG16PT33D
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNG14VC09C
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.
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