Accession Number:

AD0619314

Title:

USE OF SINGLE-AXI' ORIENTATION FOR ARTIFICIAL EARTH SATELLITES,

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Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Report Date:

1965-06-15

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

It is assumed that the axis coincides with the direction of jet thrust of the engine, intended for transition to the descent orbit. The system consists of a photo-electric sensor, three two-degree-of-freedom gyroscopes, reacting to the corresponding projections of angular velocity the vehicle and a logic unit, and actuators small jet engines. The photo-electric pickoff solar sensor reacts only to turns of the ship with respect to the direction to the Sun.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE