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An Overview of Deep Space Navigation

Friday, April 2, 2021
3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Shyam Bhaskaran
Shyam Bhaskaran, Supervisor, Outer Planet Navigation Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory,

Over the last 60 years, spacecraft have visited all the planets in the Solar System, plus planetary satellites, asteroids, comets, and Kuiper Belt Objects. In this talk, an overview of the techniques used to navigate these spacecraft will be presented. Basic descriptions of the various data types, Dopper, range, Delta-DOR, and optical will be given, along with the information content provided by this data. The overall flow of the navigation process will be shown, and the talk will end with examples of navigation results from recent missions.

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