Accession Number:

AD0736148

Title:

Attitude Motion in an Eccentric Orbit.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.,

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Report Date:

1970-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

Both analytical and numerical techniques are used to study the oscillations and regions of stability of a gravity-gradient satellite in an eccentric orbit. A stroboscopic study of the results of a digital simulation of the equations of attitude motion yields stable regions that are considerably larger than those reported previously. The analytic study is conducted via a perturbational technique, and the results show good agreement with the numerical results in magnitude but not in phase. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE