spacecraft tracking

spacecraft tracking

[′spās‚kraft ‚trak·iŋ]
(engineering)
The determination of the positions and velocities of spacecraft through radio and optical means.
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China's spacecraft tracking ship Yuanwang-3 has set sail for the southern Pacific Ocean from a port in east China's Jiangsu Province for future satellite maritime monitoring missions.
As the lead agency managing Australia's facilities for radio astronomy and spacecraft tracking - including the iconic Dish and the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex we understand the huge opportunities Australia has for leveraging its capability.
The most recent spacecraft tracking and telemetry data were obtained on May 22, 2013 by the 70-metre diameter Deep Space Network station at Madrid, Spain.
Spacecraft tracking and communication will also use the agency's Deep Space Network.
"VLBI is significant as it's used for imaging distant cosmic radio sources, spacecraft tracking, and for applications in astrometry.
"The positional errors of image mosaics of the lunar far side, where direct spacecraft tracking -- the most accurate -- is unavailable, have been one to ten kilometers (about 0.62 to 6.2 miles)," said Neumann.
was recognized for extensive pioneering achievements in spacecraft tracking, navigation and timing technology that led to the development of the NAVSTAR-Global Positioning System (GPS).
Last year NASA acknowledged problems with Lockheed Martin's $3.4 billion Consolidated Space Operations Contract, which provides spacecraft tracking, communications and data services.
NASA's Deep Space Network supports ESA's Ground Station Network for spacecraft tracking and navigation.
"The positional errors of image mosaics of the lunar far side, where direct spacecraft tracking - the most accurate -- is unavailable, have been one to ten kilometers (about 0.62 to 6.2 miles)," said Neumann.
Lockheed Martin won the contract to provide spacecraft tracking, communications and data services and to operate mission control centers.
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