Accession Number:

AD0813810

Title:

SOLAR POINTING CONTROL.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Jun 64-Jun 66,

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LABS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

A biaxial positioning platform is described which has been designed for pointing small space flight experiments at the sun from an orbiting satellite. The mechanical features of the gimbal system and the electronic circuitry used to control the moving parts are described. Pointing accuracy achieved with typical satellite behaviors is better than 1 min of arc. Average power demand is less than 5 W. Successful orbital operation over a 3-month period from an earth-oriented satellite has been obtained and is described. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE