ATTITUDE DETERMINATION OF AN ORBITING SATELLITE. PART I. GRAVITATIONAL TORQUE. PART II. DYNAMICAL EQUATIONS FOR THE ATTITUDE MATRIX. PART III. MAGNETIC TORQUE.
PHILCO CORP PALO ALTO CALIF
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This Technical Note contains a study of the effect of the earths gravitational field on the spin-motion of an orbiting satellite. Part I discusses gravitational torque, Part II dynamical equations for the attitude matrix, and Part II magnetic torque. Two appendices and a bibliography are included. Author