Accession Number:

AD0747694

Title:

The Effect of Direct Solar Radiation on the Attitude of the Skynet Spacecraft.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-02-11

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Analytical expressions are derived for the forces and torques acting on a spin stabilized cylindrical satellite due to direct solar radiation. These expressions are then used to determine the effects of direct solar radiation on the attitude and orbit of the SKYNET spacecraft, and a comparison is made with the observed behaviour of the spacecraft. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Astronautics
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE