• Impactor Spacecraft Encounter Sequence Design for the Deep Impact Mission 

      Kubitschek, Daniel G. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
      On July 4, 2005, another first in space exploration was achieved. NASA’s Deep Impact spacecraft (s/c) released a small, 350 kg Impactor s/c designed to target comet Tempel 1, estimated to be 14 km x 5 km x 5 km in size ...
    • Reconstruction of the Genesis Entry 

      Desai, Prasun N.; Aualls, Garry D.; Schoenenberger, Mark (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-11-10)
      An overview of the reconstruction analyses performed for the Genesis capsule entry is described. The results indicate that the actual entry prior to the drogue deployment failure was very close to the pre-entry predictions. ...