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CKVIEW – a multi-mission planning tool

Matz, Klaus-Dieter and Roatsch, Thomas (2018) CKVIEW – a multi-mission planning tool. SpaceOps 2018, 28 May - 1 Jun 2018, Marseille. DOI: 10.2514/6.2018-2392

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The development of CKVIEW started around 2001 when we began to plan the close flybys of the Cassini spacecraft near the Icy Saturnian satellites. At this time the Cassini project provided tools to calculate the pointing but there was no option to validate the pointing or to check the coverage and overlap of mosaics on the surface of these satellites. CKVIEW was then not only used by the DLR members of the Cassini imaging team but was also shared with other groups in this team. CKVIEW was written using the interactive programming language IDL which provides support for data handling (particularly matrix operations) and routines to create a Graphical User Interface (GUI). The core of the calculations is mainly based on the SPICE toolkit [1]. The first version of CKVIEW contained only the basic functions: loading of SPICE kernels, defining imaging times, plotting footprints on the Sky, plotting them in a map projection on the target body, and calculating a resolution map. The Cassini camera was the only supported instrument. Additional framing cameras from other missions were added over the years e.g., VMC on Venus Express, FC on Dawn, MDIS on MESSENGER, SRC on Mars Express, and AMICA on Hayabusa. A major step was the addition of the first line sensor, the HRSC on Mars Express. CKVIEW was recently adapted for the planning of upcoming missions from ESA (JUICE, which will fly to the Jovian system) and from NASA (Psyche, which will fly to the eponymous asteroid Psyche, and Lucy, which will study some Jupiter trojans).

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/120555/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:CKVIEW – a multi-mission planning tool
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Matz, Klaus-Dieterklaus-dieter.matz (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Roatsch, Thomasthomas.roatsch (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:May 2018
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.2514/6.2018-2392
Keywords:Mission planning
Event Title:SpaceOps 2018
Event Location:Marseille
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:28 May - 1 Jun 2018
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Science and Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Projekt DAWN
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Geology
Deposited By: Roatsch, Dr.rer.nat. Thomas
Deposited On:10 Sep 2018 14:54
Last Modified:10 Sep 2018 14:54

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