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Parker solar probe navigation: One year from launch

AuthorThompson, Paul; Goodson, Troy; Chung, Min-Kun; Jones, Drew; Lau, Eunice; Mottinger, Neil; Valerino, Powtawche;
KeywordsAstrophysics; Parker Engineering
AbstractParker Solar Probe (PSP) will be the first spacecraft designed to fly deep within the Sun’s lower corona and also becoming the fastest spacecraft flown. Launch is scheduled for next year, with a 20-day launch period beginning on 31 July 2018. PSP will be on a ballistic trajectory, requiring seven Venus flybys to progressively lower the perihelion over the seven-year mission. This near-solar environment can be particularly challenging from a spacecraft design as well as a navigation perspective. We discuss an overview of the mission along with some of the particular challenges in navigating PSP.
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Year of Publication2018
JournalAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Number of Pages575-589
Date Published