Accession Number:

AD0724991

Title:

Certain Problems in Designing Space Vehicles with Triaxial Orientation,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-02-19

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The article investigates certain aspects in the design of space vehicles which use a flat solar battery for their power generator and a narrow-beam parabolic antenna for two-way radio communication with Earth. To assure that the solar batteries will be directed toward the Sun and the parabolic antenna toward the Earth a triaxial orientation system Sun-object-Earth or Sun-object-star is used. The authors discuss optimal arrangement of transmitters and engine, limitations of the Sun-object-Earth orientation, and advantages of the more universal Sun-object-star system. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE