ION MEMBERS CAN VIEW THE RECORDING OF THIS WEBINAR AT: https://www.ion.org/publications/webinar-mars.cfm

 

THE INSTITUTE OF NAVIGATION TO HOST WEBINAR:

NAVIGATION OF THE MARS 2020 PERSEVERANCE ROVER FROM EARTH TO JEZERO CRATER

Manassas Virginia, March 2, 2021 –The Institute of Navigation is excited to announce that it will host the Navigation of the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover from Earth to Jezero Crater webinar on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. EDT. The webinar will be presented by Gerhard Kruizinga, Navigation Engineer, Mars 2020 Navigation Team Chief, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and moderated by Dr. Frank van Diggelen, ION President.

“We are honored to have the Navigation Team Chief of this historic mission, Gerhard Kruizinga, present his first-hand account of getting NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover from the launch pad to a safe landing on Mars” said Dr. van Diggelen, ION President.

The precision landing required very high precision inter-planetary navigation and accommodation of entry guidance target requirements, planetary protection requirements and propellant allocation for trajectory correction maneuvers. The main navigation objective was to predict the trajectory accuracy at atmospheric entry, such that the Entry Descent and Landing system requirements were satisfied for a safe landing. This presentation discusses the planning to meet all navigation requirements and the actual navigation performance during cruise and landing.

To register for the Navigation of the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover from Earth to Jezero Crater, CLICK HERE

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The Institute of Navigation is a not-for-profit professional organization advancing Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT). The Institute is a national organization whose membership spans worldwide. Additional information about the ION can be found at ion.org.

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