Accession Number:

AD0671801

Title:

NUTATIONAL DAMPING OF A SLOWLY SPINNING SATELLITE STABILIZED BY USE OF A ROTOR.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.,

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Report Date:

1968-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

The nutational damping of a slowly spinning satellite, stabilized with a small rotor, is analyzed. The characteristic equation for the case of damper motion in a plane passing through the spin axis is seen to be similar to that of damper motion in a plane perpendicular to the spin axis. A parametric study of the characteristic equation is made for the case of one and two dampers. The damping characteristics of the one damper, with counterweight, appears to be preferable. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE