Accession Number:

AD0609374

Title:

ATTITUDE DETERMINATION OF AN ORBITING SATELLITE. PART I. GRAVITATIONAL TORQUE. PART II. DYNAMICAL EQUATIONS FOR THE ATTITUDE MATRIX. PART III. MAGNETIC TORQUE.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note,

Corporate Author:

PHILCO CORP PALO ALTO CALIF

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Report Date:

1962-11-15

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

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

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE