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Meteor 3M/SAGE III mission operations
Author(s): Michael S. Cisewski; Sudha M. Natarajan; Robert P. Borchardt; Sharon S. Graves; William P. Chu
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Paper Abstract

An overview of joint Russian-American mission operations for the Meteor-3M/SAGE III mission is presented. The Russian Space Agency is responsible for the operation and sustaining engineering of the Meteor-3M spacecraft. The SAGE III mission operations center located at the NASA Langley Research Center is responsible for instrument operation, sustaining engineering, Level 0 data processing, and orbit determination. SAGE III science data is received at ground stations located at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility and in Russia using redundant, twice daily, data playbacks. The highly autonomous mission design requires a high degree of payload autonomy. A combination of navigation data provided by the spacecraft's GPS/GLONASS receiver and novel on-board event scheduling software is used to schedule routine occultation measurements without the need for ground commanding.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3756, Optical Spectroscopic Techniques and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research III, (20 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366369
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Michael S. Cisewski, G&A Technical Software Inc. (United States)
Sudha M. Natarajan, G&A Technical Software Inc. (United States)
Robert P. Borchardt, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
Sharon S. Graves, Science Applications International Corp. (United States)
William P. Chu, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3756:
Optical Spectroscopic Techniques and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research III
Allen M. Larar, Editor(s)

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