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Flight path control analysis for parker solar probe

AuthorValerino, Powtawche; Thompson, Paul; Jones, Drew; Goodson, Troy; Chung, Min-Kun; Mottinger, Neil;
KeywordsAstrophysics; NASA; Probes; Propulsion; Statistical methods; Parker Engineering
AbstractAn unprecedented NASA mission to study the Sun, known as Parker Solar Probe (PSP), is under development. The primary objective of the PSP mission is to gather new data within 10 solar radii of the Sun’s center. The purpose of this paper is to review the statistical analysis of trajectory correction maneuvers (TCMs) for PSP’s baseline trajectory. The baseline mission includes a total of 42 TCMs that will be accomplished with a monopropellant propulsion system that consists of twelve 4.4 N thrusters. Assuming current navigation models, statistical analyses for each reference trajectory during the 20-day launch period result in a total ΔV99 of less than 100 m/s.
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Year of Publication2018
JournalAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Number of Pages591-602
Date Published