Accession Number:

AD0685216

Title:

DEPLOYMENT DYNAMICS OF A TWO BODY TETHERED SYSTEM.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.,

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

An orbiting structure consisting of two equal point masses connected by an inelastic massless tether of continuously varying length is examined. Control functions that cause the satellite centered coordinate angles to repeat uniquely in time while relative trajectories differ are identified. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE