A Star-Pointing Attitude Control System for Skylark.
ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)
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A three-axis star-pointing attitude control system has been developed for the Skylark sounding rocket. The system uses a simple strap-down inertial system to carry out precision manoeuvres to locate the target star, starting from an initial moon-pointing orientation. The star sensor is capable of providing adequate error information for stars down to visual magnitude 5. Author