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Title: Sample return primer and handbook
Authors: Barrow, Kirk
Cheuvront, Allan
Faris, Grant
Hirst, Edward
Mainland, Nora
McGee, Michael
Szalai, Christine
Vellinga, Joseph
Wahl, Thomas
Williams, Kenneth
Lee, Gentry
Duxbury, Thomas
Keywords: risk assessments
sample return missions
Issue Date: Jan-2007
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2007.
Series/Report no.: JPL
Abstract: This three-part Sample Return Primer and Handbook provides a road map for conducting the terminal phase of a sample return mission. The main chapters describe element-by-element analyses and trade studies, as well as required operations plans, procedures, contingencies, interfaces, and corresponding documentation. Based on the experiences of the lead Stardust engineers, the topics include systems engineering (in particular range safety compliance), mission design and navigation, spacecraft hardware and entry, descent, and landing certification, flight and recovery operations, mission assurance and system safety, test and training, and the very important interactions with external support organizations (non-NASA tracking assets, landing site support, and science curation).
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