Guidance and navigation operation for rehearsals and touch-downs in Hayabusa

Jun'ichiro Kawaguchi, Shinji Hagino, Takeshi Ohshima

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Abstract

Hayabusa performed five descents last November, among which two touching-down flights were included. Actually Hayabusa made three touching-downs and one long landing on the surface of Itokawa during those two flights. This paper summarizes how series of descents were planned and operated. The contents focus their attention on the correction maneuvers planning as well as what kind of terminals with what kind of software tools were actually built and used. The project team had distilled and accumulated their experiences through the rehearsal flights and accomplished this difficult mission. This paper presents the entire story about it.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpaceflight Mechanics 2006 - Proceedings of the AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechnaics Meeting
Pages1359-1378
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventSpaceflight Mechanics 2006 - AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechnaics Meeting - Tampa, FL, United States
Duration: 2006 Jan 222006 Jan 26

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume124 II
ISSN (Print)0065-3438

Conference

ConferenceSpaceflight Mechanics 2006 - AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechnaics Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityTampa, FL
Period06/1/2206/1/26

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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