Device to De-Spin Objects with very High Spin.
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
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A method and apparatus are disclosed which are particulary adapted to quickly de-spin a rapidly rotating object or projectile. Weights are released from the object in a series of distinct stages, thus discarding enough momentum to reduce the spin of the object to a desired minimal value. The weights are released simultaneously by a single release means whereby assuring perfectly symmetrical and synchronized release of the respective weights. The result is a pure de-spin of the object without imparting other motion to the object. Author
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