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Solar probe plus: Unique navigation modeling challenges

AuthorJones, Drew; Goodson, Troy; Thompson, Paul; Valerino, Powtawche; Williams, Jessica;
KeywordsAstrophysics; Charged particles; Probes; Parker Engineering
AbstractThe Solar Probe Plus (SPP) mission is preparing to launch in 2018, and will directly investigate the outer atmosphere of our star. At 9. 86 solar radii, SPP must operate in an unexplored regime. The environment and aspects of the mission design present some unique challenges for navigation, particularly in terms of modeling the dynamics. Non-gravitational force models, unique to this mission, are given with analytical expressions. For each of these models (and error sources), a maximum bound on the force perturbation magnitude is quantified numerically. Additionally, the effect of charged particles on ra-diometric observables is discussed, along with methods being employed to pre-process the measurements. This survey is an overview of unique modeling employed by SPP navigation, but also a reference for future missions traveling near the Sun.
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Year of Publication2016
JournalAIAA/AAS Astrodynamics Specialist Conference, 2016
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