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Viking navigation

By W. J. Oneil, K. H. Rourke, C. E. Hildebrand, R. T. Mitchell, E. A. Euler, R. P. Rudd and D. L. Farless

Abstract

A comprehensive description of the navigation of the Viking spacecraft throughout their flight from Earth launch to Mars landing is given. The flight path design, actual inflight control, and postflight reconstruction are discussed in detail. The preflight analyses upon which the operational strategies and performance predictions were based are discussed. The inflight results are then discussed and compared with the preflight predictions and, finally, the results of any postflight analyses are presented

Topics: LAUNCH VEHICLES AND SPACE VEHICLES
Year: 1979
OAI identifier: oai:casi.ntrs.nasa.gov:19800012912

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