DODGE GRAVITY-GRADIENT BOOM THERMAL BENDING EXPERIMENT.
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB
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Results of DODGE satellite gravity-gradient boom thermal bending experiments conducted in orbit are discussed. Included are photographs showing boom curvature induced by the temperature gradient around the periphery of the boom tape. Plots of end mass positions indicate the extent of thermal bending that was experienced during the first experiment when the satellite was not gravity-gradient captured and during the second experiment when the satellite motion was relatively calm. Author
- Unmanned Spacecraft