Flight Results of LES-8 Autonomous Stationkeeping System.
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH LEXINGTON LINCOLN LAB
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This note is a summary of the initial flight results of the Lincoln Experimental Satellite 8 LES-8 autonomous stationkeeping system. The autonomous stationkeeping system on LES-8 was activated between 7 July and 4 October 1976 for stationkeeping the satellite at 109.7 deg W longitude. The satellite acquired station without overshoot and maintained the station with an absolute accuracy of 0.06 deg. The fuel efficiency during this experiment in the overdamped mode was about 50. Author
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