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Galileo Jupiter approach orbit determinationOrbit determination characteristics of the Jupiter approach phase of the Galileo mission are described. Predicted orbit determination performance is given for the various mission events that occur during Jupiter approach. These mission events include delivery of an atmospheric entry probe, acquisition of probe science data by the Galileo orbiter for relay to earth, delivery of an orbiter to a close encounter of the Galilean satellite Io, and insertion of the orbiter into orbit about Jupiter. The orbit determination strategy and resulting accuracies are discussed for the data types which include Doppler, range, optical imaging of Io, and a new Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) data type called Differential One-Way Range (DOR).
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Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Miller, J. K. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Nicholson, F. T. (California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1984
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of the Astronautical Sciences
Volume: 32
ISSN: 0021-9142
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