Accession Number:

AD0269305

Title:

METHODS OF LONGITUDINAL CONTROL FOR 24-HOUR ORBIT SATELLITES

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TRW SPACE TECHNOLOGY LABS LOS ANGELES CALIF

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Report Date:

1960-08-10

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Two possible modes of longitudinal correction are discussed. One utilizes a unidirectional thrust capability and the other a bidirectional capability. A typical system will probably contain both capabilities with a hot gas engine providing the unidirectional thrust and a cold gas engine providing the bidirectional thrust. A discussion of the general problem and the sources of error are presented and a simplified model for the system is given. The unidirectional, or hot gas, system is described. A discussion is included of the fixed aiming point technique. The bidirectional, or cold gas, system is also described. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE