Accession Number:

ADA050353

Title:

Performance of the 100 Element Albedo Sensor Experiment on the Satellite Miranda (X4).

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

This Report describes the 100 element albedo sensor as installed in the Miranda satellite and the analysis of the results obtained. The brightness variation of the earth in the region of the terminator is determined. The results also show that the sensor could be used to measure attitude to an accuracy of about 0.1 deg. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE