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New technology tracker for the Pluto mission spacecraft
Author(s): Allan Read Eisenman; Marty Yellin
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Paper Abstract

A star tracker for a mission to the planet Pluto is described. Low mass, low power and high levels of performance are required at the lowest possible cost. These goals are achieved for the FY94 baseline Pluto mission by a modified, commercially available star tracker, the HD- 1003, from Hughes Danbury Optical Systems, The Pluto mission, the spacecraft design, the star tracker and its performance are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 June 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2466, Space Guidance, Control, and Tracking II, (12 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211510
Show Author Affiliations
Allan Read Eisenman, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Marty Yellin, Hughes Danbury Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2466:
Space Guidance, Control, and Tracking II
Walter J. Fowski; Morris M. Birnbaum, Editor(s)

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