Accession Number:

ADA510306

Title:

Joint Milli-Arcsecond Pathfinder Survey (JMAPS): Overview and Application to NWO Mission

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OBSERVATORY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-03-11

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The Joint Milli-Arcsecond Pathfinder Survey JMAPS mission is a Department of Navy DoN space-based, all-all sky astrometric bright star survey, current set with a 2012 launch date. JMAPS will use a relatively modest aperture, very high accuracy astrometric telescope flown in low earth orbit aboard a microsat. Mission baseline is for a three-year mission life 2012-2015 in a 900 km sun synchonous terminator orbit. JMAPS will produce an all-sky astrometric, photometric and spectroscopic catalog covering the magnitude range of 1-12, with extended results through 15th magnitude at an accuracy of 1 milliarchsecond mas positional accuracy. Secondly, JMAPS will mature, demonstrate and fly attitued sensing instrumentation that is accurate to 5 mas.

Subject Categories:

  • Astronomy
  • Space Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE