Accession Number:

AD0760255

Title:

A Star-Pointing Attitude Control System for Skylark.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Rockets

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE