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Title: Systems for pinpoint landing at Mars
Authors: Wolf, Aron A.
Graves, Claude
Powell, Richard
Johnson, Wyatt
Keywords: Mars
Generation 3
pinpoint landing
Issue Date: Feb-2004
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2004.
Citation: 14th AIAA/AAS Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Maui, Hawaii, February 8-12, 2004
Abstract: Mars landers have been able to land only within tens to hundreds of km of a target site due to uncertainties in approach navigation, atmospheric modeling, and vehichle aerodynamics; as well as due to map-tie error and wind drift. The Mars Science Laboratory mission will improve this to 5-10 km using optical navigation and entry guidance. To achieve "pinpoint landing" (within 100m) for future missions, ways of addressing the remaining error sources must be found.
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