Accession Number:

AD0657680

Title:

AN AUTOMATIC ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A SPINNING SATELLITE: A THEORETICAL ASSESSMENT.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

The Report describes a method by which a spinning satellite may maintain its spin axis normal to the orbit without the need for a ground-to-satellite command link. The proposed control system uses earth sensors, on-board logic and a jet system to provide the control torques. The Report could form the basis of an engineering design of a system capable of accuracy within a fraction of a degree. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE