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Spacecraft Navigation Using X-Ray Pulsars

Abstract: The term XNAV (X-ray navigation) is used to describe a variety of means of using celestial X-ray source observations for spacecraft attitude, position, velocity, and time determination. Several classes of source observations can be utilized for different...

Autonomous Controlled Landing on Cometary Bodies

Abstract: A simulation environment is developed that will propagate a controlled orbit about asteroid and cometary bodies in the solar system. This simulation allows as input the location and orbit of the central body, and includes models for the gravitational field,...