SHUTTLE NAVIGATION SYSTEM

A. M. Madni and M. C. Chadwick

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: This paper will be an overview of the critical orbital flight missions for which navigation performance is well defined relative to the various mission phases and key events (e.g. ascent, orbital coast, deorbit, entry, drag acquisition, post blackout, Terminal Area Energy Management and Autoland). Special emphasis will be given to those missions, events and performance parameters that are drivers of navigation accuracy. The navigation sensors will be described and their usefulness in keeping navigation accuracy within specified limits will be discussed by mission phases.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 25, Number 1
Pages: 80 - 84
Cite this article: Madni, A. M., Chadwick, M. C., "SHUTTLE NAVIGATION SYSTEM", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 25, No. 1, Spring 1978, pp. 80-84.
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