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Huygens’ entry and descent through Titan’s atmosphere—Methodology and results of the trajectory reconstruction

Kazeminejad, Bobby and Atkinson, David H. and Pérez-Ayúcar, Miguel and Lebreton, Jean-Pierre and Sollazzo, Claudio (2007) Huygens’ entry and descent through Titan’s atmosphere—Methodology and results of the trajectory reconstruction. Planetary and Space Science, 55 (13), pp. 1845-1876. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.pss.2007.04.013

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Abstract

The European Space Agency’s Huygens probe separated from the NASA Cassini spacecraft on 25 December 2004, after having been attached for a 7-year interplanetary journey and three orbits around Saturn. The probe reached the predefined NASA/ESA interface point on 14 January 2005 at 09:05:52.523 (UTC) and performed a successful entry and descent sequence. The probe softly impacted on Titan’s surface on the same day at 11:38:10.77 (UTC) with a speed of about 4.54 m/s. The probe entry and descent trajectory was reconstructed from the estimated initial state vector provided by the Cassini Navigation team, the probe housekeeping data, and measurements from the scientific payload. This paper presents the methodology and discuss the results of the reconstruction effort. Furthermore the probe roll rate was reconstructed prior to the main entry phase deceleration pulse and throughout the entire descent phase under the main and drogue parachute.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/48466/
Document Type:Article
Title:Huygens’ entry and descent through Titan’s atmosphere—Methodology and results of the trajectory reconstruction
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Kazeminejad, BobbyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Atkinson, David H.Univ. IdahoUNSPECIFIED
Pérez-Ayúcar, MiguelESA/ESTECUNSPECIFIED
Lebreton, Jean-PierreESA/ESTECUNSPECIFIED
Sollazzo, ClaudioESA/ESOCUNSPECIFIED
Date:27 April 2007
Journal or Publication Title:Planetary and Space Science
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:55
DOI :10.1016/j.pss.2007.04.013
Page Range:pp. 1845-1876
Publisher:Elsevier
Status:Published
Keywords:Cassini/Huygens mission; Entry and descent trajectory reconstruction
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben CASSINI (old)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems > Zentral Avionik- und Satellitensysteme
Deposited By: Kazeminejad, Dr.rer.nat. Bobby
Deposited On:16 Jan 2008
Last Modified:04 Oct 2016 10:42

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