On the operation of lunar and interplanetary spacecraft at ISAS

Junichiro Kawaguchi, Takahiro Yamada, Tatsuaki Hashimoto, Shujiro Sawai, Keiken Ninomiya

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This paper summarizes how the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) in Japan has operated the lunar and interplanetary spacecraft so far. ISAS has launched two interplanetary and two lunar swing by spacecraft by now, and currently plans to send one lunar exploration probe and one Martian orbiter in 1997 and 98 respectively. What follows describes, first of all. Guidance, Navigation and Control strategies taken, including Reaction Control System as well as Telecommunication and Tele-command Systems. The contents here are emphasized especially on the orbital maneuvers aspects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-151
Number of pages11
JournalActa Astronautica
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Oct
Externally publishedYes

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  • Aerospace Engineering


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