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Title: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter navigation strategy for Mars Science Laboratory entry, descent and landing telecommunication relay support
Authors: Williams, Jessica L.
Menon, Premkumar R.
Demcak, Stuart W.
Keywords: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Entry, Descent and Landing
EDL Relay Targets File
Issue Date: 14-Aug-2012
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2012.
Citation: 2012 AIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialists Conference Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 13-16, 2012
Abstract: The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) is an orbiting asset that performs remote sensing observations in order to characterize the surface, subsurface and atmosphere of Mars. To support upcoming NASA Mars Exploration Program Office objectives, MRO will be used as a relay communication link for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission during the MSL Entry, Descent and Landing sequence. To do so, MRO Navigation must synchronize the MRO Primary Science Orbit (PSO) with a set of target conditions requested by the MSL Navigation Team; this may be accomplished via propulsive maneuvers. This paper describes the MRO Navigation strategy for and operational performance of MSL EDL relay telecommunication support.
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