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Landing and Population Hazard Analysis for Stardust Entry in Operations and Entry PlanningStardust is a comet sample return mission that successfully returned to Earth on January 15, 2006. Stardust's targeted landing area was the Utah Test and Training Range in the Northwest corner of Utah. Requirements for the risks associated with landing were levied on Stardust by the Utah Test and Training Range and NASA. This paper describes the analysis to verify that these requirements were met and and includes calculation of debris survivability, generation of landing site selection plots, and identification of keep-out zones, as well as appropriate selection of the landing site. Operationally the risk requirements were all met for both of the GOMO-GO polls, so entry was authorized.
Document ID
20070032677
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Authors
Tooley, Jeffrey (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Desai, Prasun N. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Lynos, Daniel T. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Hirst, Edward A. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Wahl, Tom E. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Wawrzyniak, Georffery G. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
August 20, 2006
Subject Category
Space Transportation and Safety
Meeting Information
AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference(Keystone, Co)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
simulation
Entry Descent Landing (EDL)
trajectory
hazard aviodance