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Title: Earth return maneuver strategies for Genesis and Stardust
Authors: Williams, Kenneth E.
Keywords: Genesis
Issue Date: Feb-2004
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2004.
Citation: 14th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, Maui, HI, February 8-12, 2004
Abstract: As part of NASA's Discovery Program, Genesis and Stardust will be the first missions since the Apollo Program to return samples collected in deep space. To constrain costs of recovery, entry requirements must be much tighter than those imposed on Apollo. Spacecraft designs were also greatly simplified to limit costs, giving rise to a variety of operational limitations and constraints. In light of these considerations, approach to Earth presents a challenge in terms of both mission planning and navigation. This paper discusses strategies for trajectory correction during the Earth return phases of both missions.
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