A SURVEY OF GUIDANCE AND NAVIGATION PROBLEMS FOR THE MANNED LUNAR MISSION

John S. White and Rodney C. Wingrove

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Abstract: There are many problems of guidance and navigation associated with any lunar or planetary mission, manned or unmanned. This paper will discuss only those problems associated with manned missions. Thus we will not consider such problems as automatic switching from one type of control to another and automatic scarching for specific stars, etc. These are the type of operations which the crew, in command of the vehicle, might be expected to perform. On the other hand, we do consider the possibility that the mission may have to be completed without ground support, so that we must consider a complete on-board system. Such a system should be capable of accepting ground data if available, but ground data would not be an essential part of the guidance scheme. Accordingly, this paper will be restricted to teh more critical problem of complete on-board navigation.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 9, Number 2
Pages: 95 - 104
Cite this article: White, John S., Wingrove, Rodney C., "A SURVEY OF GUIDANCE AND NAVIGATION PROBLEMS FOR THE MANNED LUNAR MISSION", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 9, No. 2, Summer 1962, pp. 95-104.
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