Calculation and Modeling of the Attitude for the Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite
Scientific rept. no. 8, Jun 1989-Sep 1991
RADEX INC BEDFORD MA
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Algorithms are presented for the calculation and modeling of the attitude for the Combined Release and Radiation Effects Satellite. Examples of typical attitude model under various conditions. It is found that for the vast majority of orbits, error levels are below 2 deg. Immediately after attitude adjustments, errors may reach 10 deg and the orbit following an adjust may have errors of up to 5 deg in very small segments. During these periods, the error level in the model is of about the same magnitude as the deviation of the attitude from pure rotation. A description of the dynamical response of the satellite to various mission events is also included as well as a list of mission events through Orbit 800.
- Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry