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Title: Anomaly trends for missions to Mars: Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Odyssey
Authors: Green, Nelson W.
Hoffman, Alan R.
Keywords: anomaly trends
Incident, Surprise, and Anomaly (ISA)
Issue Date: 7-Jan-2008
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2008.
Citation: 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, January 7, 2008.
Abstract: The long term flight operations of the Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Odyssey spacecraft give us an excellent chance to examine the operations of two long lived spacecraft in orbit around Mars during overlapping time periods. This study examined the anomalies for each mission maintained for NASA at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. By examining the anomalies each mission encountered during their multiyear missions, trends were identified related to when anomalies occurred during each mission, the types of anomalies encountered, and corrective actions taken to mitigate the effects of the anomalies. As has been discovered in previous studies the numbers of anomalies directly correlate with mission activity and show a decreasing trend with elapsed mission time. Trend analysis also identified a heavy emphasis on software as the source or solution to anomalies for both missions.
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