AN AUTOMATIC ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A SPINNING SATELLITE: A THEORETICAL ASSESSMENT.
ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)
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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
- Unmanned Spacecraft