AAS 02-224 Optical Landmark Detection for Spacecraft Navigation

  title={AAS 02-224 Optical Landmark Detection for Spacecraft Navigation},
  author={Yang Cheng and Andrew Edie Johnson and Larry H. Matthies and Clark F. Olson},
Optical landmark navigation using craters on the surface of a central body was first used operationally by the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) mission. It has proven to be a powerful data type for determining spacecraft orbits above the target for close flybys and low altitude orbiting. Tracking individual landmarks, which are small craters, enables orbit determination accuracies on the order of the camera resolution or several meters. This exceeds the accuracy that can be obtained from… CONTINUE READING
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