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Title: 1-AU calibration activities for Stardust Earth Return
Authors: Kennedy, Brian M.
Carranza, Eric
Williams, Ken
Keywords: Stardust
comet
sample return
thruster calibration
Issue Date: Feb-2004
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2004.
Citation: AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Maui, HI, February 8-12, 2004
Abstract: In January 2006, the Stardust spacecraft will deliver its Sample Return Capsule to the recovery site at the Utah Test and Training Range. Stardust will return dust samples from comet Wild 2 colleced in January 2004. During Earth return, the trajectory will be perturbed by small firings of the spacecraft reaction control thrusters. Calibration of these fireings is essential to ensure meeting Earth entry requirements. This paper will describe such calibrations performed between superior conjunctions when Stardust was about 1 AU from the Sun.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2014/38152
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