In the vast expanse of space, where GNSS signals may be unavailable or impractical, INS emerges as a trusted navigator, guiding spacecraft through celestial realms and unlocking the mysteries of the cosmos. Key applications include:

  • Interplanetary Navigation: INS provides continuous navigation solutions for spacecraft traveling between celestial bodies, enabling precise trajectory planning and course corrections during interplanetary missions.
  • Planetary Landing: INS plays a crucial role in guiding spacecraft during descent and landing on celestial bodies, facilitating soft landings and scientific exploration of planetary surfaces, such as Mars, the Moon, and beyond.
  • Attitude Control: INS enables spacecraft to maintain stable orientation and attitude during various mission phases, including orbit insertion, rendezvous and docking, and scientific observations, ensuring accurate data acquisition and mission success.